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i with the exclusive Darren Emerson mix tape free 

! with this issue. It’s been shaking the MUZIK office 

all month. Now it’s yours to shake whatever takes your fancy. 

As clubbing comes under the media spotlight again, MUZIK 
would like to express its concern about the police raid at 
London's Club UK. After trying to crush the Gardening 
Club last year, the authorities seem to have picked on one 
of the biggest clubs in the country for nothing more than 
a below-the-belt exercise in police PR. It was a sorry 
state of affairs. Taking a TV crew with them only , 
reinforces this. 

But MUZIK will do its best to heal the wounds. 

The highlights in this issue include Cream's third 
birthday bash, Black Grape and Fabio, and that's 
just for starters. While on the subject of Fabio, a big 
MUZIK shout goes out to the boys who sit on top of 
a big hill in Oxford every Friday night just so they can 
tune in to his Kiss 1 00 show. 

It was great to see Josh Wink's "Higher State Of -M 
Consciousness" crash the national Top 10 last month. 
And as for the Wink backlash, just remember how you 
behaved when you first heard that record. \ % 
Elsewhere, The Stickmen were last seen being sick 
and passing out at The Gladiators Party in Cologne, 
while their fellow Canadian, Richie Hawtin, has 
finally shaved the bum-fluff from his forehead. 

The garage elite turned up en masse for Paul 
“Trouble” Anderson's birthday at The Loft. And 
that man Rad Rice, a former Love Ranch resident, 
should be renamed Raid Rice. He was sent home by 
French customs on the Checkpoint 
tour and, one week later, found 
himself on the turntables when 
Club UK was busted. 

Much like MUZIK, then, he 
always seems to be in the right 
place at the right time. 


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Muzik's tips for December: The Advent, Lord G, 
Aphrodite, Ray Hayden, Mike Delgado, Rosie Gaines, 
Eusebe, Woody McBride and Erick Sermon 

42 FREEBIE JEEBIES 

Win a Sony Playstation, Perfecto compilations and 
clobber, and "The Best Of Electro" albums 

50 FLOOR FILLERS 
AND LIVES 

Cream’sthird birthday, C.R.E.A.M in Birmingham, 
Cajual in Chicago, Underworld in Glasgow, plus 
Repeat, Return ToThe Source, Herbal Tea Party... 

71 CHARTS 

The Muzik Sweep. No hype, just records with bite. 
Plus sales and DJ charts from around the globe 

75 SINGLES 

Sunscreem settle into the guest chair with this 
month's new singles 

79 ALBUMS 

Stacey Pullen's Silent Phase, Coldcut, Roger Sanchez, 
The Pharcyde, Darkman, Tribal UK, Cream, Vanessa 
Daou, Ragga Twins, CJ Bolland, Up Yer Ronson. . . 

91 TRAINSPOTTING 

The latest underground releases in house, jungle, 
garage, hip hop, downtempo, techno and soul 

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damn fine nightlife 

1 12 SCANNERS 

Daniel Poole, Coldcut ancTqJI the essential 
media listings 

1 14 EQ 

A visit to Darren Emerson's studio, the place where 
he mixed this month's free "Muzik Masters" tape. 
Plus a chance to win a Roland sampler 

118 VINYL SOLUTIONS 

What, when, where, why and how. Yourquizzicals 
unquizzed. Plus Frankie Bones on histop tunes 

1 27 INSOMNIA 

Muzik's essential club listings 

1 49 READERS POLL 

Your chance to choose the end-of-year winners 

1 50 MOUTH OFF! 

Readers letters 

1 52 PARANOIA 

Roger Sanchez in conspiracy theory horror! 

The Grid to be sold off! DJ Simpson is free!!! 

1 54 HANG THE DJ 

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C LUB UK in London was last month 
raided by a squad of 1 50 police 
officers drawn from the local 
Wandsworth division and the 
Territorial Support Group. 

Footage from the bust was subsequently shown on a 
BBC television news report. 

Dubbed "Operation Blade", the raid resulted in 10 
arrests, with five of those being bailed to return to 
stations at a later date. As with all alleged drug 
offences, substances have to be analysed before 
charges can; be made. 

According to the police, the raid was in response to 
complaints received from local residents, who had 
claimed that widespread drug-dealing was taking 
place at the venue. The complaints set a chain of 
events in motion, culminating in the police raid, 
which took place on Sunday, October 1 5. 

The operation actually began two months before 
the night in question, which was a United Kingdom 
event, with police stopping and searching clubbers 
on leaving the premises. Having found people 
carrying drugs, they then sent in teams of 
undercover officers on subsequent nights, to 
observe the scale of the dealing. 

Lisa Carroll, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan 
Police, states: "In the weeks preceding the raid, it 
became clear the dealing of certain drugs was 
taking place in the club, blatantly and on a 
widespread level. The local divisional management, 
based at Wandsworth, were unhappy with the 
situation and decided to deal with this problem by 
putting together a large-scale operation". 

The raid, involving six (log-handlers and six horses, 
was carefully prepared. Sharon Doughty, a BBC 


televised drugs raid 



television reporter, accompanied the police to cover 
the story for “Newsroom South East", the London 
news programme. 

"I went to the briefing which took place in the 
early evening," says Sharon. "All the officers were 
shown layouts of the club on an overhead projector. 
They bad clearly considered every eventuality. They'd 
even worked out whiclj sidc of stairs to run up". 

The raid began shortly after midnight, with 
uniformed officers charging into the club from the 
back of removal vans which had been parked 
around the corner. At the same time, undercover 
officers inside the club seized individuals they had 
targeted from previous surveillance missions. Each 
room was sealed and people were gradually allowed 
to leave, with some being searched as they did so. 

Lisa Carroll continues: "The policy was to pinpoint 
dealers. It wasn’t to pick up the regular punters 
who were jus tout enjoying themselves." 

The figure of only 1 0 arrests bears this out and 
Sharon Doughty witnessed individuals handing 
over small quantities of substances and being 
allowed to leave. The search was carried out under 
the Drugs Misuse Act, as opposed to the Criminal 
Justice Act. If 

anything, the — 

police seemed ■ . ; - 


“Club UK is no better or worse than any other club 
in London of that type,” says Lisa Carroll. "On the 
surface, it looks like we went in wearing size nine 
boots but, by the same token, we can't allow dealers 
to carry on their business as blatantly and overtly as 
they were.” 


* Clubbers are being asked to join the crusade 
against drugs by informing on dealers via a telephone 
line set up as part of the "Crimcstoppers" scheme. 

The call to support the "Say No And Phone" campaign 
(SNAP) came from television personalities Maggie 
Philbin and Alistair Stewart during a meeting held at 
London's Ministry Of Sound. The meeting was also 
attended by members of the east of “The Bill". SNAP 
has been set up following the ecstasy-related death 
of 17-year-old Daniel Ashton from Blackpool. 


★ Ministry Of Sound owner James Palumbo was 
misquoted in London's "Evening Standard" 
newspaper as saying his clubbers "were drug-taking 
scum". "The Standard" subsequently printed a full 
apology for their "Disparaging remarks about the 
customers who go to his club”. 




Club UK, yesterday 




to consider 
"Operation 
Blade" as 
routine, rather 
than reflecting 
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Brenda from “BPM’ 


SMOOTH, deep, dreamy, funky, housey and sexual to the max. But enough about DARREN 
EMERSON, what about the tracks he’s chosen to grace ourfree “MUZIK MASTERS” tape? 
Here, in the words of Darren and the artists themselves, are your cut-out-and-keep liner notes: 

SHORTFICTION - “Essence” (Underwater) 

“I can't say who this is. They really don’t want anyone to know because they're signed to 
another label. I approached them to record for my Underwater label because I absolutely 
loved their sound." (Darren Emerson) 

UNIVERSAL ADDICTION - untitled (Universal Addiction) 

“It’s basically an old house track. We started the Universal Addiction label as an outlet for our 
own stuff. That’s it. It’s just house music." (Universal Addiction) 

JARK PRONGO - “Wotchagonnado” (Touche, Holland) 

“The limit of the sky and animals in the zoo were the inspiration ! The ‘Apollo 1 3’ film was a great 
source. It’s a very dark, very black film and that’s the vibe of this track. It takes you high into the 
sky. The studio ceiling had tiny Christmas lights on it and the room was very smokey. I felt like I 
was in a virtual-reality chair. Or a dentist's chair. It was that kind of day." (dark Prongo) 

IAN POOLEY - “Puppet” (Definitive, USA) 

“The main theme is a loop with guitar from a Seventies record which I put filters on to create a 
weird sound. It's typical of the way I produce, by building tracks up and always getting bigger 
and bigger. But I don’t know about Darren. . . What’s he called again? Is he a DJ from the 
UK? He’s with Underworld! Oh, I like them very much.” (Ian Pooley) 

TONS OF TONES - “Tydrium” (Urban Sound Of Amsterdam, Holland) 

“The title comes from 'Star Wars'. I think it was the name of a planet. When I made this track, I 
just let the strings lead. Darren is one of my favourite DJs. I love his style of playing. I’ve 
actually just finished doing two tracks for Underwater.” (Sieve Rachmad) 

DARREN EMERSON - untitled (Underwater) 

“I’ve been working on rhythm tracks to incorporate into Underworld's live shows because 
they allow us to do live mixing. Some are quite minimal, but they work well in clubs on their 
own. I thought I'd stick this one out on Underwater to see what happened." (Darren Emerson) 

ORBITAL - “Walk Now” (Internal) 

“This reminds me of the first time we played in Australia as it uses the didgeridoo which I 
bought back with me. It throws up images of Australian pedestrian crossings! And I'll tell you 
what I think of Darren's mixing after I've heard the tape! No, I love what he does with 
Underworld because they're one of the few bands who can jam with electronic dance music. 
You can see it in the frustration and elation on their faces." (Paul Hartnoll) 

DARREN PRICE - 
“The Attic” 

(NovaMute) 

"I recorded this 14 

months ago. I was in 

the studio late one night £ 

it on a tape for NovaMute I I ■ Rf -_jf £| 

and they liked it." 

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UNIVERSAL Bill J I I I P * 1 ' l 

ADDICTION- 

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“What do we think of ■■■ jgjk 

We’ve never met him, 
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good DJ. He just gets "** 


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He’s a mean DJ too." 
(Darren Emerson) 


BPM TO BE DROPPED BY ITV* 

“BPM”, the dance music television programme, is facing ag$)hcetaflB| 
future. IT'VJjave been reappraising their late-night serviceafend rumoursir^) 
the televisiomrWtratry suggest it will not be re-commissioned. 

'BPM " has been running for three yejijsswd was originally T 
commissioned as a replacement for rate Waterman’s “The Hitman and 
Her". The programme reports on allaspects of the club scerte and is 
virtually the only outlet for dance music videos in the UK. fra 

The ITU reappraisal of late-night programming is partly due to the 
success Channel 4 have enjoyed with their themed evenings and partly 

because of the break-up of the network. Many companies have to pay 

multi-million pound sums each year to keep their franchises and are 
turning to tried and tested programming to balance the books. 

If the rumours about “BPM" prove to be correct, there will at least now be 
no excuse for staying in on a Saturday night. 


ROGERS VERSUS 
MAW (PART THREE) 


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ROGER SANCHEZ has reportedly 
settled his dispute with Masters At Work's 
Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, after the two found 
themselves on the same plane. It follows a 
battle of words over Sanchez unknowingly 
using a sample from Gonzalez’ Bucketheads 
project. However, it seems that Li'l Louie Vega 
is still refusing to back down over the argument. 

Meanwhile, Hard Times and Narcotic are to 
host a launch party for Roger Sanchez’ “Hard 
Times - The Album" at London's Ministry Of 
Sound on November 1 1 . Sanchez, who 
recently filled in for Danny Rampling on his 
1 FM Saturday night slot, spins alongside 
Miles Hollway and Elliot Eastwick. 

Finally, Masters At Work’s Nu Yorican Soul 
album will be released on 
Talkin' Loud later this 

year. Talkin’ Loud boss, Gilles Peterson, describes the 
record as “Nothing like you would expect". 

MAW have also remixed their legendary “Deep Inside", 
which was released under the name of Hardrive on 
Strictly Rhythm. The track features Barbara T ucker on 
vocals and is re-released on Sound Of Ministry on 
November 1 3. 


BRIGHTON is set to have a new nightclub. The club, 
which does not yet have a name, has been granted a 3am 
public entertainments license. John Digweed is 
heavily involved in the project. The venue is 
next to The Zap on Brighton Beach and is 
expected to launch in the spring. It will 
have a restaurant and feature live 
bands, as well as club nights. 




Pics:Rip and Piers Allardyce 



V AGUE have opened a clothes and 
accessories shop in Leeds called Speed 
Queen. A spokeswoman for the shop says, 
“There is no definition between what is women’s 
or men’s clothing. We’re trying to provide 
something different for Leeds. Much like the 
club.’’ The shop can be found at 26 King Charles 
Street, Leeds LSI 6LT. Call 01 13-246-1 033... 

DJ SKULL was deported back to Chicago while 
attempting to enter the UK to appear at Digital 
Nation in London. .. The line-up for the JUNIOR 
BOYS OWN Christmas party has been confirmed 
as Derrick Carter, Rocky & Diesel, Terry Farley 
& Pete Heller, Ashley Beedle and Norman Jay. 

It takes place at London’s Chunnel club on 
December 16... HARVEY, resident D J at Ministry 
Of Sound, has segued a compilation for the label 


called “After Hours”. Itwill be released in 
January. . . Manchester’s influential POLLEN club 
has closed down. . . Meanwhile, Manchester's 
FOUR NIGHTS IN HEAVEN event was cancelled 


FI mi mHDAY 


due to poor ticket sales. . . The new single from 
THE BALLISTIC BROTHERS features remixes by 
Wax Doctor and Luke Slater. .. London’s historic 
BLUE NOTE venue is now managed by Sav Remzi, 
former boss at the Red Eye in Lewisham. . . THE 
ESCAPE in Brighton has had a £60,000 refit of its 
pre-club bar. Work is expected to be finished in 
January. . . DJEX-EFX has issued two singles on 
VwevpooY s K\r Dog label. The “Tales From The 
Hood EP” and “Cheeba Fever EP” are out now. . . 
K- fEL’s new“Best Of House” compilation will 
include no less than four cuts from Chicago’s 
mighty Trax label. . . DAVE CLARKE's “Storm” 
from “Red 3 (Of 3) ” is to be remixed by Surgeon, 
at Clarke’s request. . . THE GEORGE, London’s 
legendary “top caners pub’’, has had its license 
revoked after four years of providing the likes of 
Darren Emerson and Paul Daley, plus countless 
clubbers, with a suitable pre-club booze up. . . 
SIMON HARTLEY has recorded a second track for 
Brute under his Kindred Spirit guise and is set to 
make a second single for F Communications. . . 
Primal Scream vocalist DENISE JOHNSON has 
launched her own label, Hologram. The debut 
release is called “I Believe” and is her first track 
since “Rays Of The Rising Sun" on east west. 
Johnson says, “east west weren't the label for me. 
They didn't know what I was trying to do. If I’m the 
only person believing in what I'm doing, then I 
should put that into action. Hopefully, small seeds 
will grow into acorns!” The track will be mixed by 
Kris Needs and rem ixed by The Joy. . . FRANKIE 
BONES arrives in the UK in December for dates at 
the EC1 Club in London (8) and Outer Limits in 
Bournemouth (9). . . The GARDENING CLUB is 
undergoing a refit to make the club “feel warmed’. . . 
CRISPIN J GLOVER is working on a project for 
Junior Boys Own and Back To Basics. . . ^0 

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BACK TO BASICS, the infamous Leeds club, celebrate their fourth birthday on November 25 with a special party at The 
Pleasure Rooms. Inner City will play a live set and guest DJs include Kevin Saunderson, Paul ’Trouble" Anderson, Terry Farley, 
Stuart McMillan, Harvey and Richard Bithell. The club's usual residents will also play. 

BackTo Basics have also launched a mid-week version of their successful weekend night. The Good Life runs every Wednesday 
at The Pleasure Rooms with residents Chris Thomas and Lee Wright. In addition to this, the club have announced the release of a 
compilation album called "CutThe Crap". The CD triple-pack, to be released in time for Christmas, will feature individual sets from 
Andy Weatherall, Derrick Carter and Ralph Lawson. 

Finally, Basics have also won the chase for Gusto's "Disco’s Revenge”, one of this year's hottest 
imports. Remixesof the track will come from Deep Dish and Derrick Carter. 


AXIS PARTY AT LOST 

JEFF MILLS is to host an exclusive Axis Records party at Lost 
X in London on Saturday, December 2. The party, which is 
" something of a coup for Lost, takes place at Southwark Street 

Arches in London SE1 . The venue will be slightly redesigned 
fortheevent. Mills, the owner of Axis, is set to DJ alongside 
Robert Hood, who will also play live. The other spinners are 
expected to include Steve Bicknell. \ 

For ticket details call 01 71 -791 -0402. 

FAT CAT host their Christmas party at an undisclosed 
central London location on December 1 6, The party, which 
runs from 1 0pm-4am, features Steve Bicknell, Alex Knight, 
j Lee Grainge and John Reynolds, with Plaid performing live. 

Tickets are only available from the Fat Cat shop, which Is 
located at Monmouth Street, London WC2. 

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★STRICTLY RHYTHM and K Cider have 
announced details of a joint club tour. “The 
Remarkable Story" begins at the end of 
November and features Erick Morilloon all dates. 
He’ll be joined by different guests each night, 
including Danny Rampling, Farley "Jackmaster” 
Funk, Marshall Jefferson, Judge Jules, Gordon 
Kaye, Rad Rice, K-Klass, Seb Fontaine, Dominic 
Moir, Paul Bleasedale and Marshall. 

The dates are: Plymouth Warehouse 
(November 22), Bristol Lakota (23), 
Middlesborough Empire (24), Stirling Fubar 
(25), London Equinox (30), Folkestone La 
Parisien (December 1 ), Bournemouth Academy 
(2), Cardiff Astoria (4), Northampton Chandlers 
(6), Birmingham Que Club (7), Manchester 
Hacienda (8) and Burnley Angels (9). 


★ JOSH WINK’s “Higher State Of Consciousness" 
single last month stormed into the UK charts at 
Number Eight, continuing a run of success for 
Muzik’s cover stars. Wink appeared on the front 
of our September issue. 

Other Muzik cover stars to hit the charts recently 
include The Chemical Brothers (NumberTwo in 
the album charts), Junior Vasquez (Top 30 single) 
and Dave Clarke (Top 50 single). 

Remember where you saw it first. Fabio, are 
you ready for Top Of The Pops, mate? 

★SASHA & Maria’s "Be As One" is not the new 
single from Sasha, as was suggested by Pete 
Tong on his 1 FM show. This record is, however, 
a limited-edition taster of Sasha's forthcoming 
material on deConstruction. 


HAVIN’ IT 

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change the sleeve artwork for 
theirlatestalbum. Theoriginal 
advertised cover for “Havin' It 
In Ibiza II” was a mock-up of a 
packet of Cornflakes, but 
several amendments have had 
to be made following a warning 
letterfrom Kelloggs. 

Arun Kapil of Havin' It, says, 
“We've changed the sleeve so 
it doesn’t infringe any copyright 
laws. Now there’s nothing on 
it which could imply any 
connection with Kelloggs. I 
guess we just rubbed them 
up the wrong way.” 


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Lakota Thu 23 Nov 
Empire Fri 24 Nov 
Fubar Sat 25 Nov 
Equinox Thu 30 Nov 
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Sat 02 Dec Academy 
Mon 04 Dec Astoria 
Wed 06 Dec Chandlers 
Thu 07 Dec Que Club 
Fri 08 Dec Hacienda 
Sat 09 Dec Angels 





Muzik would like to congratulate DAVE DANIELS 
from Full Monty, whose baby daughter has 
successfully pulled through a dangerous illness. . . 
JASON NEVINS is working on five hard-edged 
underground house EPs for Power Music. 
Meanwhile, a promo-only sampler, “The Joint", is 
rumoured to be coming out on Ministry Of Sound. 
Nevins also has two new EPs on Freeze and “Beat 
Box" on Cutting. In addition, he is recording for 
Sm:)e. Nevins states, “There will be no more 
Jason Nevins. I’ve burnt my own name. I do too 
many records, about 45 EPs already, so I want to 
try a new name and a new sound for the New 
Year”. POSITIVA go oil tour with dates at Dublin 
Ormand Centre (November 11), London Broadway 
Boulevard (17), Liverpool 051 Club (December 
15) and Sheffield Love Bomb (30). The DJs 
include Dave Lambert, Nick Halkes and Kevin 
Robinson. Judy Cheeks and Umboza will perform 
live PAs. . . Sheffield’s new club, THE REPUBLIC, 
opens on the weekend of December 1 -2. The 
Friday night features Norman Jay, while the 
Saturday offers Harvey and David Holmes. Other 
December dates include Andy Weatherall, DJ 
Food and Nightmares On Wax (6), and Derrick 
Carter and Ashley Beedle (9). . . JOEY BELTRAM's 
next single on Tresor will feature remixes by Luke 
Slaterand Felix Da Housecat. . . TRESOR in Berlin 
have launched a monthly British night, installing 
the cream of the UK underground as resident DJs. 
Meaning Alex Knight, Steve Bicknell, Mark Broom 
and Terry Donovan. . . BLU PETER has remixed 
Uno Clio for Distinctive. .. EDDIE “FLASHIN 1 ” 
FOWLKES has a new single due on Back To Basics 
with mixes by Claude Young and Anthony Shakir. 
Fowlkes has also compiled an album of exclusive 
Detroit releases for React. It features Blake 
Baxter, Derrick May, Stacey Pullen, Claude Young, 
Drexciya, Alan Oldham and Fowlkes. React are 
also launching a new techno label, Reactor, with 
releases from Fowlkes, Juan Atkins and Kevin 
Saunderson. . . JAMES CHRISTIAN has a single 
called “The Freak" due out on Emotive. Dannel 
Dixon is also recording for the label. . . BASIC 
CHANNEL are back with a new label called Chain 
Reaction. The first release is “Emerge” from 
Scion. . . LUKE SLATER joins Justin Robertson 
and Richard Hector-Jones at the next Sleuth at 
Manchester's Paradise Factory on Thursday, 
December 7. Coldcut are expected to spin 
upstairs. Call 0151-709-1693. A limited dubplate 
of Robertson tracks, which will not appear on the 
forthcoming Lionrock album, is doing the rounds. 

It features “Name Unknown (Garroter By T rade)”, 
“Welcome To Violence” and “Clapper Beats”. . . 
SPEEDY J has remixed Banco De Gaia for Planet 
Dog and has a live album due on Eye Q in December. 
The highlights include a rendition of his remix of 
Sven Vath’s “Harlequin”. Speedy is also recording a 
new Public NRG album. . . ULTRAMARINE, William 
Orbit and Banco De Gaia appear live at London's 
Astoria on November 9. , . The latest release on 
FRESH FRUIT is “Cruzin ” by Cruz Control. . . RED 
SNAPPER are to play live at Sheffield Leadmill on 
Saturday, November 25. DeanThatcherwill spin. ■ 


MR C- THE 
EMDISMIGH 

Shamen star opens new nightclub 


RC has announced detailsof 
| the launch of his new club, The 
End. Opening on December 2 
at 1 6A West Central Street, 

WC1 , the venue is a converted 
1 9th Century subterranean vault. 

The Shamen rapper has teamed up with promoter 
Layo Paskin and is promising a high-class venue for 
underground music. Thursdays will hostPushca, 

Fridays will be Flavour, with Mr C and Layo spinning 
deep house and garage, while Saturdays will be 
rotated between four techno clubs, Cyclone, Lost, 

Deep Space and Heart And Soul. There will also be a 
The End record label. 

“I’ve been DJing all over the world since 1987, so 
I’ve been lucky enough to see how real clubs look 
and operate," says Layo. "I’m talking about places 
like Matis in Bologna and The Palladium in New 
York. Butwhere these venues fall down is they end 
up being tourist resorts playing cack music. 

“With The End, we want to do more for 
underground DJs and the dance scene in general 
and we’re creating the best possible arena to do it in. There will be a sprung 
wooden dancefloor, full air conditioning, the best sound system you've ever 
heard and fountains with free drinking water. We’ll keep the door and bar 
prices down and we’ll train our own security staff. The service you're going to 
receive will be unparalleled." 

The December 2 launch party features Colin Favor, MrC, Bush wacka, Stacey 
Pullen, Ron Trent, Chez Damier, Femi Band Malcolm Duffy. 


THIRST AID 
UPDATE 

FLUKE have added their support to 
Muzik's Thirst Aid campaign to make 
drinking water freely available in clubs. The 
group will be giving away free bottles of 
Evian water at all dates on their upcoming 
tour of colleges and universities. 

The Thirst Aid campaign is continuing to 
receive support from both clubs and their 
punters. A special commendation this .. 
month goes to Crazy Daisy's club in 
Coventry, who have sent in evidence of 
their free drinking water fountains which are 
placed at key spots around the dancefloor. 
Likewise to Mr C and his new club, The End, 
which will provide water fountains for 
clubbers to drink from. Muzik would also like 
to thank Pete Tong, Danny Rampling and 
“BPM" for their support of the campaign. 
Clubs offering free drinking water are 
designated by a tap symbol alongside their 
listings in Muzik's Insomnia club guide. 

★ Fluke’s next single, “Tosh”, is released 
by Circa on November 28. The track has 
been remixed by Fila Brazilia. 

X-PRESS 2 are set to release a new single for Junior Boys Own in January, one year 
on from their “Hip Housin'". Terry Farley from JBO has described the track as “X-Press 
2 without the cheesey bits. There are no snare rolls.” 

Junior Boys Own are also set to issue the debut release from Phil Mison, in an attempt 
to provide the world with what JBO’s Steve Hall describes as “Some proper ambient 

music”. Meanwhile, JBO's Jus' Trax 
subsidiary has a new release due from 
Frankie Foncett &That Kid Chris. 

★ A&M subsidiary, AM:PM, is among 
the labels trying to license Farley ‘N’ 
Heller Project from Junior Boys Own. 

Another A&M imprint. Detour, have 
recently picked up the rights to release 
K Hand’s “The Project EP” from Acacia. 


CLUD NUPTIALS 

THE first ever wedding in a nightclub took place last 
month at The Hacienda in Manchester. Spreading the 
love, Alison David and Todd Faith became Mr and Mrs 
David-Faith in front of 800 
clubbers and friends. The 
wedding was a 1 0-hour 
event, complete with DJs, 
groups and performance 
artists. The bride wore a 
revealing flamenco affair, 
the groom donned a 
Chinese suit of armour 
and the ceremony ended 
with the happy couple 
kissing on the infamous 
Hacienda dancefloor. 


Contact 01 1 4-275-4500 for more information. . . | 


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LENNY DEE has teamed up with Laurent Gamier, 
Manu Le Palin and DJ Micalizzi for “The Bunk 
Squad" release on his own Ruff Beats label. . . 
DERRICK CARTER'S recent birthday party in 
Chicago had to be moved atterthe first attempt 
was busted by the police, , . IRDIAL are starting 
up a new label in January, . . JANICE LONG has 
launched a new radio station for the Liverpool 
area. Crash FM is transmitting for a month from 
November 6 on 106.6 FP and will apply for a full 
license next Pay. Along with shows from Pat 
Nevin, Andy Carroll, Pargi Clarke and Pete Wylie, 
Crash also promise sets from Justin Robertson, 

Andy Weatherali and The Chemical Brothers. . . 

THE FORGEMASTERS, the pioneering British 
techno outfit behind “Track With No Name” are 
rumoured to have reunited. . . Chicago's D J 
DEEON and DJ FUNK have left Dance Pania to 
start their own labels. . . Top Pidlands jungle 
label FORMATION are to release a compilation 
which will include special remixes and new cuts, 
as well as L Double’s “Low Down And Funky” 
and Grooverider’s “You Two". . . ALEX P's 
“Forever” has been licensed for American 
release from Ton’s Company. . . Watch out for a 
huge international exhibition focussing on all 
aspects of club and youth culture taking place in 
Rimini, Italy in June, 1996. NIGHTWAVE'96 
looks like being one of the biggest music 
conventions next year. It will also host The 1996 
Technics World DJ Mixing Championships. . . 
NUPHONIC have licensed the “Blaze Tracks EP” 
from America’s Funky People Records. Also 
coming soon on the London label is a new Faze 
Action single, "In The T rees”. .. ONE FM have 
announced details of their “Radio One - The 
Essential Mix” compilation to be released on 
London Records on November 27. On the mix 
will be Sasha, Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold and Pete 
Tong himself. . . APHEX TWIN releases his 
“Hangable Auto Bulb EP" on Warp shortly. It 
will be highly limited, too. . . ROBERT ARMANI 
has a new album forthcoming on ACV, which will 
include collaborations with Joey Beltram and 
Dave Angel. Also due on ACt/are Sven l/ath’s 
remixes of Robert Armani and a new album from 
Steve Poindexter. . . ANGEL MORAES has mixed 
the “New York In The Mix" compilation for 
Subversive. . . GYPSY, aka Michael Kilkie of 
Umhoza, is to re-release 1 993’s "I Trance You” 
on Limbo in January. Other imminent cuts via 
Limbo’s Out On A Limb underground arm are 
Spaces' “Rush Hour” and Quorg’s “Astral”, while 
23rd Precinct will shortly issue the debut Q-T ex 
album. . . The FILTERLESS techno label are 
contemplating legal action over Dorado's new 
label, Filter. Filterless have been going for over a 
year. . . ANDRE HARRELL has left Uptown 
Records to run Motown. Harrell's place has been 


COX LABEL TAKES 
OVER CREAM 
BACKROOM __ 


The Ultimate DJ? 




C ARL COX's World Wide Ultimatum mel is to host the bpek room at-Cream in Liverpool on a montW^bnsis Tlx? . 
move comes into effect in January andjl) continuation of his monfhLy Friday Tesidencyrilt: gives Cox anchhe ’’ 
Ultimate team a free hand to draft in DJswrey fecrf aren't receiving adequate exposure. ' 

Darren Hughes, the promoter behind Cream, Statesr’Cox is such a superb DJ. When-he moves behind the decks, it's like a pop 
star going on stage. People totally adore him. And I feel his best is yet to come. He's still getting fo grips with it, but by the 
middle of next year, that room will be unbelievable. Even better than the Saturday nights," 

Meanwhile, Cream have launched a monthly event at The Arches in Glasgow, with Michael Kilkie and Gareth Sommervilleas 
the resident DJs. Following the Essential Selection date in November, Roger Sanchez, Doc Martin, Ashley Beedle and Paul 
Bleasedale will appear on December 30. For further details telephone 0151-709-1693. 

* Carl Cox's much acclaimed mix album on React, "Carl Cox: F.A.CJ,", has been awarded a gold disc. 


TRIBAL GATHERING 
’96 CONFIRMED 

TRIBAL GATHERING *96 has been confirmed for May 4. 

The 24-hour event will take place at Otmoor Park near Oxford. 

Kraftwerk and Leftfield are expected to play live and there’s the 
possibility of the first ever live performance from Dave Clarke. 
DJs include Carl Cox and Laurent Gamier. The event will 
feature a total of eight separate stages. 

MUZIK is to host parties at Solo in London and Shindig in 
Newcastle. London's Solo night takes place at Nicky 
Holloway’s Velvet Underground club every Thursday. The club 
encourages DJs to play lengthy sets and Pierre, Keoki, Dimitri, 
Paul Bleasedale and John Kelly have all recently spun five-hour 
specials. For November 9, the Muzik night, Chicago's Mark 
Picchioti (aka The Absolute) takes over the decks. Doors open at 
1 0pm and tickets cost £5. Call 01 71 -439-4655 for details. 

The Shindig night is on November 1 1 and features Derrick 
Carter from Chicago, Miles Hollway and Elliot Eastwickfrom 
Hard Times, plus Shindig’s own Scott Bradford and Scooby. 
For further information call 0 1 9 1 -26 1 -4386. 

SALT‘N’ PEPA have joined forces with MCA to form Jireh 
Records, signing a long-term recording deal with the new label. 
Salt ‘N’ Pepa, whose last album, “Very Necessary", sold 1 0 
million copies worldwide, were formerly signed to Next Plateau 
in the US through the Polygram-distributed London Records. 
Jireh’s other early signings include Deidre “Spin" Roper, better 
known as Spinderella of Salt ‘N’ Pepa, r&b group Day To Day, 
and alternative rock band, Modern Yesterday. Next Plateau 
have since parted company with Polygram to forge a long-term 
deal with Roadrunner Records. Future releases include albums 
by rapper Paperboy and trip hoppers Radio Venus. 

SISTER BLISS has announced plans to launch her own 
record label, Junk Dog. The first releases will include some of 
Bliss’ own tracks, plus other works she and partner Rollo 
decided not to release through Cheeky Records. Bliss states: 
“The label will be used as a licensing pad. I want anyone with the 
time, inclination and good ideas to have a go. The name came to 
me while I was howling away. But don't ask me for the details 
now. lean hardly see straight." Junk Dog’s first release is “Bad 
Man" by Sister Bliss, followed by her “Disco Moments" EP. She 
and Rollo are currently reworking Snap’s “Rhythm Is A Dancer". 
“I've always loved that tune," says Bliss. “It's as camp as hell." 


ROC & NATO TO SPLIT? 

ROC & KATO, the respected New Y ork house production team, are 
strongly rumoured to be ending their lengthy partnership. Together they’ve 
been responsible for such club anthems as "Jungle Kisses" and “Alright". 

Sources close to the duo point to a growing rift which centres on their 
individual desires to work with other artists. They are said to have agreed 
to complete the rest of their DJing commitments, however the fate of their 
label, Digital Dungeon, remains up in the air. 

Davidson Ospina from the Roc & Kato camp states: “That's the rumour, 
but it hasn't been confirmed. It's not official yet.” 


FLOPPYFRANC 

FRANCOIS KERVORKIAN has 

licensed the two releases from his 
Wave label to UK imprints. Both 
Floppy Sounds' “Ultrasong" and 
Kervorkian’s own “FK EP" have 
recently been causing a stir on import. 
Slip ‘N’ Slide will release Kervorkian’s 
remixes of “Ultrasong" on November 
20. One week later, the label will follow 
with Floppy Sounds’ “Downtime" 
album. Meanwhile, Open have 
licensed the “FK EP" and will be 
releasing it on November 1 3 with new 
mixes from Danny Tenaglia, Angel 
Moraes and Lil' Louie Vega. 

See page 60 fora full interview with 
Francois Kervorkian. 


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BUKEM 
EXPECTED 
TO SIGN 
MAJOR DEAL 

LTJ BUKEMand his Good Looking label are expected to sign a 
deal with London's ffrr imprint. AdoubleCD album called 
“Logical Progression" will be released on Good Looking via ffrr 
some time in February. 

The first CD features Good Looking material, plus new remixes 
and exclusive tracks, while the second is a collection of tracks 
from the first CD remixed by Bukem. It could be the start of a 
long-term deal between Bukem and ffrr. 

A party to launch the album takes place at London's Ministry Of 
Sound on December 21 . The event will be held in conjunction with 
AWOLand Bukem will bejoined by Fabio.Grooverider and Peshayin 
the main room, with special guests performing in the bar. The guests 
will spin classicsetsfrom the clubs which have inspired Bukem 
throughout the years. Call 0171-613-4770 for AWOL details. 




ISHII GOES MANGA 

KEN ISHII's new single for R&S, “Extra”, is being 
promoted by an all-action Japanese cyber-splatter video. 
The video, which was recently premiered at Ministry Of 
Sound, was created by Kouji Morimonto, the legendary 
Anime director responsible for the classic feature “Akira”. 
The “Extra” film explores virtual violence through a series of 
high-speed bike chases. 

Ishii states: “When we had discussions before production, 

I explained to Mr Morimoto that I wanted the feel of rushing 
to come through in the video. The finished product is 
exactly how I imagined it would be.” 

The “Extra” video is not the first time that Japanese Manga- 
style films have been associated with club culture. Mo’ Wax 
Records and Irdial Discs have also requested Anime visuals 
to grace their club nights and record sleeves. 




RUFFNECK BREAKS THE CHART 

RUFFNECK’s huge track, “Everybody Be Somebody”, the second offering on Masters At 


MUZIK photographer, Jamie B, is 
currently holding an exhibition of his work 
at London’s Riki Tiks bar in Bateman 
Street, W1 . The photographs were all 
taken at last month’s outlandish Miss 
Agent Provocateur party in London. 

Jamie has also just been voted Studio 
Photographer Of The Year for 1 995 by 
“The Guardian" newspaper. 

Jamie’s exhibition follows on from a 
show by fellow Muzik lensman, Vincent 
McDonald, at the same bar. Vincent's work can now be seen gracing 
the walls of Ministry Of Sound in London. 


GREEN VELVET dancer, Jermane Briton, has been arrested and 
charged with indecent exposure. The arrest followed a live PA by 
Green Velvet (aka Cajmere, the boss of Relief Records) atToto's, an 
under-21 's club in Chicago. Briton has been accused of taking his 
penis out on stage and simulating sexual 
intercourse with a female dancer. 

He faces up to one year in prison 
if found guilty. 

“There is no way he is guilty of 
this shit," insisted a Relief 
spokesperson. “There were 
other people in the club doing 
stuff far worse than that." 


Work’s MAW label, has finally been released in the UK via Positiva. It’s 1 0 months since 
Tony Humphries debuted the track, featuring singer Yavahn (pictured right) and a 
sample from Yello’s“Bostich", atthe Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida. 

New Jersey-based production team is made up of Stephen Wilson, Dwayne 
Richardson and Derek Jenkins. The trio are no newcomers to the world of dance 


music, having previously produced such classics as “Make My Body Rock” for 
Jomanda and remixed the likes of The Trammps. 

“We gave ‘Everybody Be Somebody’ to Tony Humphries and he just started 
banging it,” says Dwayne. “Louie Vega heard him play itat the Miami 
Conference and asked for our number. Louie was inspired right from the jump 
and did whatever he could to sign the record. After being so successful with 
KenLou’s ‘Moonshine’, MAW wanted an equally strong second release.” 

“We established a really good rapport with Louie," continues Stephen Wilson. 

“He has a great fan base and, thanks to him, people are very receptive to us.” 

With “Everybody Be Somebody” still riding high in the charts, Ruffneck are 
checking their back catalogue for a follow-up single. But they’re not in any hurry. 

"Just because we have something out which is hot, we’re not going to release stuff just 
for the sake of it," says Dwayne. “An album could develop in the future, but it’s important 
we keep our integrity. T o ourselves, we’re already a success, simply because we have 
released music which is being played.” 



taken by Heavy D, the original “Overweight 


Lover” himself. . . DJ SNEAK releases his first 
full-length album, ‘‘Rice And Beans, Please!!!” 
(honest), on Relief at the beginning of next 
year. . . ZACH ROBERTS has left Detroit’s 
Record Time to concentrate his attention on the 
Ind-X label. The label’s next release is Electric 
Company’s “Electronique”. . . The new single 
on SOMA is Chaser's “Sides Of Iron”, a 
collaboration between Funk D’Void and 
Glasgow D J Nigel Hayes. Soma are also lining 
up a solo release from Daft Punk’s Tomas 
Bangalter. . . DANIEL POOLE is holding a launch 
party for his forthcoming compilation. It takes 
at Mr C's new London club, The End, on 
December 1 1 , with guest D Js Mr Oz and the 
Liberator crew, plus a live PA from Friends 
Lovers Family. .. DIVA is the name of a new 
record shop opening in Glasgow's West End. 

It’s at 639 Great Western Road. T elephone 
0141-334-9129... Birmingham’s RIPE 
RECORDS and their B9 subsidiary have been 
bought by RCR Ltd. Next from Ripe is a reissue 
of Kim Walters’ classic soul album, “All Because 
Of You”. . . The next single on FINIFLEX is Lost It 
Corn’s “Animal”. Meanwhile, following his 
recent departure from Finitribe, JohnVickhas 
announced plans to work with the legendary 
Billy Mackenzie. . . The LEE NEWMAN benefit 
night at Heaven last month raised over £1 ,700 
at the door, with further contributions taking 
the total to over £2,600. Anyone wishing to 
make a further donation should send cheques 
payable to “Cancer Research” to Collette at 
Phuture T rax, 1 38b West Hill, Putney, London 
SW1 5 2UE. . . FER0X are planning a compilation 
album for release next year. It will be mixed by 
the label’s owner, Russ Gabriel, and will include 
remixes of old Ferox tracks by Carl Craig, Richie 
Hawtin, Derrick Carter, Mike Huckerby, Steve 
Paton, Mark Broom and Claude Young. . . 
BRANDON BLOCK and ALEX P are collaborating 
on a tune for Test Pressing. .. BANCO DE GAIA 
has set up a Web site. Steer your mouse towards 
http://www.obsolete.com/banco/ Banco’s 
new single, “Kincajou”, is due out in January, 
with remixes from Oliver Lieh and Speedy J. . . 
DANGEROUS, which takes place at Hastings Pier, 
celebrate their first birthday on Friday November 
24, with guests Grooverider, LTJ Bukem, Roni 
Size, Jumping Jack Frost, Micky Finn, Kenny 
Ken, DJ SS and Ray Keith. . . H0TT RECORDS 
release their “Nu Soul Classics" label compilation 
on December 4. They are also launching a new 
subsidiary, Hott Traxx, for non-vocal projects. . . 
Germany’s MFS imprint are set to release a 
compilation CD called “European”. Each MFS 
artist will record a track reflecting the impression 
a European country has made upon them. This 
will be followed by a second collection featuring 
artists and DJs from the countries selected on 
the first CD, who will record tracks reflecting 
impressions of their own country. . . London’s 
UNITY RECORDS are holding a Christmas party 
on December 1 5 at EC1 , with Terry Farley and 
Pete Heller spinning a four-hour set. . . 

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"The Wishing Well! Itwasin Swinton, Salford. Itwasin 1973. 

I was 1 1 years old. They'd let you drink by the time you were 
around 13. They played northern soul and funk." 

So you were into northern soul? 

"At the time, everyone was into northern soul. It was just the 
music the clubs in Manchester played. It was either that or 
Mud and Showaddywaddy." 

Manchester's dancefloor passion started during the Fifties. 
Most of the early blues and jazz records, which were shipped 
across the Atlantic, first arrived in the UK atthe docks in nearby 
Liverpool. Manchester's love affair with black American dance 
sounds has continued right up to today and the city's current 
obsession with house music. Throughout the Sixties and 
Seventies, soul was massive. 


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"Yeah,' 1 laughs Shaun "It didn'tfucking start with The Hacienda!" 
The northern soul scene centred on a rough geographical 
triangle which stretched from East Anglian towns such as 
King's Lynn, across to the Midlands and places like Stoke, up 
through Manchester and on into Lancashire. One of the most 
significant early clubs was Manchester'sTwisted Wheel, where 
the audience danced through the night on prescription pills to 
obscure American soul records. By the mid-Seventies, Wigan 
Casino was the scene's Mecca. It was here Bez learnt to dance. 

"I was 1 3 when I went up there for the first time," he recalls. "I 
wassellingchalkies,you know, speed. It was mad. The bouncers 
said I was too young to come in, so I used to have to get in 
through the fire doors..." 

Bang! Bez is interrupted by sound of the dressing-room door 
swinging open. It's Mozzer, Black Grape's manager. 

"I think we should end this interview here," he says. 

"Nah," grins Shaun, obviously really enjoying reminiscing 
about his past clubbing exploits. “Wigan Casino was wicked!" 
Mozzer hangs around for a short while, then backs out of the 
dressing room. He's not happy about the situation, but he's 
decided to leave us to it. 

"There used to be people walking round with Adidas bags full 
of speed," continues Shaun. "Not powder, but speed in tablets 
and syringes. I don't think they ever sold any drink there. 
Everyone just used to be speeding." 

In the late Seventies, the northern soul scene was eclipsed by 
the punk explosion. Shaun and Bez, who had reached legal 
drinking age by this point, started going to another mad local 
club called Pips. 

"Pips used to have nine rooms and 11 dancefloors," says 
Shaun. "Work that one out! Each room was different. There 
was ska, reggae, northern soul, stuff by David Bowie, 
alternative stuff like Joy Division and the Buzzcocks. . . You'd go 
from one room dancing to ska to hearing The Sex Pistols' 'Pretty 
Vacant' surrounded by punks. Then all these half-Mod Perry 
boys, with side partings and Slazenger jumpers, would come in. 

I just loved music, so I was into all of it." 

But by the early Eighties, the good times vibe had died. 

'The whole scene changed. Bosh! Suddenly, it was all 
mainstream clubs, it wasall places like Rottersandyou had to 
have kecks, shoes and a white shirt to get in." 

THE yawning gap left in Manchester's nightlife was more than 
adequately filled with the opening of The Hacienda in 1 982. No 
matter that, at first, it was an arty, punky, moody hang-out, 
where people in raincoats and old tweed jackets, which they'd 
bought in Oxfam, sat around looking miserable. With New 
Order as the big local pull, it wasn’t long before the club was 
experimenting with electronic music. 

"The reason we liked going to The Hacienda was because we 
could smoke dope and get off our heads," notes Shaun. “You 
never got hassled for having weed. The first thing we did was 
make friends with all the fucking security guys. There was 
never any fucking bother, not like with that stupid Rotters lot in 
their two-bob shirts. We could get into the Hacienda wearing 
jeans and trainers. We could justslob. They played loads of 
different, mad records. Punk, electronic.music, funk. . ." 

Which was exactly what Shaun and Bez, then a couple of 
no-hoper lads from a scuzzy council estate on the edge of 
Manchester, wanted to hear. 

"Bez and me, we'd walk into the city centre from Little Hulton. 
We’d set off at half seven and stop at all the pubs on the way. 
We'd sit at a table with some girls. I’d have these moccasins on 
and I'd open their bags under thetable with myfoot. I'd open 


Black Grape 


their purses and get the money out! Then we'd fuck off!" 

Bez looks sheepish at the relaying of this particular tale. He 
keeps telling Shaun to "Ssshhh", but Shaun is having too much 
fun to stopthisone. 

“Then we'd get to town and, after we'd spent that money, 
we’d do some more. . ." 

“Sssssshhhh!'' pleads Bez, grinning helplessly. 

“Yeah, then later, down atThe Hacienda, we'd steal handbags 
off ail the students!” 

"Sssssshhhh. . .” 

"Yeah, then we'd throw the bags off the balcony onto the 
people on the dancefloor. The security would come running 
up going, 'Shaun! Bez! Stop it! We don't want to have to 
throw you out. Behave yourselves or you'll get a fucking 
smack.' And there was us, whizzing our tits off." 

Have any of you girls ever been sitting on the loo in a club, 
when a hand suddenly comes under the cubicle door and 
snatches your bag from the floor? And by the time you've got 
your knickers up, your skirt down and the door opened, there's 
nobody to be seen? 

"Don't have a handbag," isShaun'sadvice to clubbers. "And 
if you've got to have a handbag, don't keep your money in it." 

AROUND the same time on the other side of Manchester, Paul 
Leveridge, then and now known to everybody as Kermit, was 
hooked on electro music. He put together a break-dancing 
crew called Broken Olass. Their biggest claim to fame was 
appearinng on "The Tube", the cultlV music show of the early 
Eighties. A few years later, he formed Ruthless Rap Assassins, 
whose two highly acclaimed albums, "Killer Album" and 
"Think. . . It Ain't Illegal Yet!" boldly fused together hip hop 
and electro with samples of old rock tracks and even the odd 
snatch of acoustic guitar. 

In a parallel universe, Shaun, Bez and their Happy Mondays 
mates were signed to Factory, the Manchester label which was 
involved in running The Hacienda. From the band's early 
singles, the likes of "Freaky Dancing" and "Tart Tart", to their 
debut album, "Squirrel And G-Man, 24-Hour Party People 
Plastic Face Can't Smile (White Out)", their music revealed 
their clubbing influences. 

"The music was second, even third," Shaun later confessed. 

"It was us lot having a good time which counted. It was all just 
a great big game." 

By the time the Mondays were underway, The Hacienda was 
carving out a pivotal role in the North's burgeoning house revolution. Manchester was into 
house before London even knew what it was. 

"But The Hacienda didn’t change us," laughs Bez. "We changed The Hacienda.” 

"All we did was invite our friends along there and some of them had Ecstasy on them," says 
Shaun. "It started with about 20 people who'd been on holiday to places like Valencia and 
Ibiza, discovered E and brought some back. We're talking late 1 986, early 1987." 

We're also talking one particular part of The Hacienda. Under the balcony, in the left-hand 
corner to be precise. This was where the Mondays used to hang out. 

"Yeah, that was our corner," smiles Bez. “It spread outwards from there." 

It soon became obvious something odd was happening there. People were starting to 
dance strangely. Their eyes grew big. Their arms circled like windmills. What's more, within 
weeks, this behaviour had infected the entire club. 

"Doyou know why it spread so quickly?" asks Shaun. "Because a lot of Ecstasy was being 
given away. People wanted to know why we were rocking our tits off, why we were having 
a top time, but you couldn't expect them to pay £25. You couldn't turn round and say, 

'Well, give me £25 and you can buy it'. So you had to give it to them. They'd split half with 
a friend, who'd quarter it. Then all their friends would wonder what they were on. That's 
how it spread." 

And so it has become legend. The Mondays will be remembered by the clubbers of 
Manchester, not so much for their music, but for the fact they probably introduced an 
entire clubbing generation to drugs. 

"We had this gaff in Fallowfield and we were living in the house where the E was. We had 
the only E in Manchester atthe time. It was all coming from thesame people. Half was 
going to London, half to Manchester. And after giving the E away for a few weeks, we had 
queues outside our house. We used to have longer queues to get into our parties than there 
were outsideThe Hacienda. It was fucking mad." 

ECSTASY would eventually change listening 
habits forever, but the late Eighties and 
early Nineties were mixed-up times. At 
Manchester clubs like Thunderdome and 
Konspiracy, you would hear Paul 
Oakenfold's remix of Happy Mondays' 
"Wrote For Luck", a track from the band's 
classicsecond album, "Bummed", alongside 
Chicago house tunes. Meanwhile, Indie 
nights were mixing the Mondays into Jimi 
Hendrix and The Stone Roses into The 
Rolling Stones. 

"We were into everything then, from 
funk to hip hop to Latin stuff,” beams 
Shaun. "Everything was still really kickin' 
at that time. There were people such as 
Quando Quango and Rob Base. I mean, you 
knew the word 'house', but that was only 
partofit. Everybody was rockin' to 
anything from bassy, pumpin' tunes to 
Woodentops remixes." 


And so it was that Happy Mondays became the only rock band to truly represent the 
silly, celebratory madnessof those times. “Pills, Thrills 'N' Bellyaches" indeed. Fiveyears 
down the line from that album and, not only have Happy Mondays become Black Grape, 
but clubbing has become more 
mainstream. To many people, it's also 
become a whole lot more streamlined. 

Boom, boom, boom, boom. . . 

"Yeah, these days your Granny goes 
dancing to fucking techno down atthe 
local bingo club," rants Shaun. "You 
know, off they go to the bingo, the 
DJ puts on some really shite, cheesey 
housetrackand they're up. They're 
havin'it! Ireckon it'sabouttime 
something new came along and 
changed it all." 

So what was the last clubyou went to? 

“We went to some place in London 
abouta month ago," saysShaun. “I 
forgetwhatitwascalled. Itwas 
somewhere off Piccadilly, wasn't it?" 

He casts a glance around the room, 
hopeful a member of hisentourage will 
be able to remember. Everybody shrugs. 

“So, no, I hardly ever go clubbing any 
more. Only when I'm working. Like 
tonight. We'll probably end up going 
out after this." 

Maybe it's something to do with Shaun's new bohemian lifestyle. He's now living in 
Hampstead of all places. 

"The clubs I'm into now are the ones where they have nice chairs and everyone'ssitting 
down. Chilled out. I can't be doing with fucking hundreds of fucking sweaty-heads all 
crammed into one room." 

So you're danced out? 

"Er, yeah, I guess I am danced out. I'd rather stay at home and put my record player on. 
"I still go clubbing with my mates, but I'm careful to pick my nights," declares Bez. "I 
don't go out every night because it does my fucking head in. I don't get off on most of 
the music. I'm off myface and I'm standing there thinking, ‘Oh fucking hell, not this 
again.' I can't handle it. Clubs need to get real again, man. Everywhere you go, itall 
sounds the same." 

The pair go on to say they dig more obscure club events, like the parties which takeplace 
in Manchester's cafe-bars, where thecommercial pressure is off and DJs have more room 
to experiment. They name-checkTen Bar, the tiny venue above the city’s Spirit Studios. 
"The best new clubs aren't in the big places in the town centres," says Shaun. “The best 
ones are the small places just starting out." 

“I like the jungle nights at The Hacienda," adds Bez. “But I like them more for the atmosphere than 
the music. It's kickin' down there. I like that, man." 

THE situation appears to have gone full circle. Happy Mondays started outplaying on a local band 
nightatThe Hacienda. They evolved with the times, pioneering the idea of gigswhich were actually 
raves, with DJs to keep the crowd moving before and after their sets. But although Black Grape are as 
influenced by dance music as the Mondays were, even getting their “Reverend Black Grape" single 
remixed by Deadstock, the days when the entire night was a party are over. However trimphant their 
return, their tour isa series of traditional gigs. 

Tonight, for example, the crowd is ejected within five minutes of the encore. The hall is empty and 
the cleaners are busy sweeping up the splintered plastic beer glasses by 1 0.30 pm. 

So what has happened? 

“Well, I still think Black Grape is dance, me," says Bez, indignantly. 

"It'snot our fault!" exclaims Shaun. "If people were allowed to dance all night in a place like this, don't 
you think we would say, Yeah !'? For a start, we'd be able to go on stage an hour later. It's not our fault 
there are mad licensing laws in this country. Don't go blaming me for the fucking licensing laws. .." 

His voice trails off into a mumble. The question has obviously touched a nerve. He sits sulking, 
looking at his feet 

An uneasy silence settles on the room. Black Grape's personal bodyguard, who has been observing 
the interview, emotionless behind his shades, hisgold ring glinting menacingly, stands up. 

“I think it's time you went now," he says. 

There's clearly no point in trying to argue with him. The interview which wasn't supposed to have 
happened, is over. Except for a 
parting thoughtfrom Shaun. 

“What you've got to remember 
isthat, back in the mid-Eighties, 
a totally new drug had come 
along," he says. ‘There isn't 
anything like that about these 
days. Don'tforget people were 
getting on E in 1 986. Now we're 
almostin 1996. We're talking 
lOyears! It's just not new, isit? 

A lot of kids out there were 
fucking 10 years old when all 
that was first going on. 

“To me, it only seems like five 
minutes, but if you really think 
about it, that was the last big 
drug wave. They haven't 
invented anything else which 
is as good, as clean and as right 
for the time. Notyet" 

Black Grape’s next single, 

‘Kelly’s Heroes’, is out later 
this month on Radioactive 



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A new section letting you know 
what’s on the Muzik shopping 
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GLOW IN 
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HUMAN 


Spotted at Vurt in 
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during the tea break 
of another 

marathon, "ButtlWads 
is a glow-in-the-dark 
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Approximately £10 
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Somwhere between Qat, semi-legal 
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Not one to get caught by the fuzz with, 
the latest flyer from Plastic People bears 
a strange resemblance to office purchases 
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and dried banana leaves. Gullible? Us? 
Still, at least you don’t have to pay for 
the plastic version. Available on a beer- 
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Ah, Roland. From "Grange Hill" fat-boy whinger in the 
Seventies to trolley-surfing clubber in the Nineties. 




T-SHIRT OF THE MONTH 

Natty threads designed to promote Dave Angel's "Tales Of The 
Unexpected", fresh from the catwalks of Swindon, with cunning 
image manipulation by Muzik photographer Vincent McDonald. 
Available atspecialist dance shops. Distributed byVital. 






BAR OF THE 
MONTH 

BAR ID 


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Arches or, for the -vf 
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SMELL MY 
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REMAR ABLE 
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To celebrate launch of "The 
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Rhythm and K Cider's joint club 
tour, Muzik have teamed up with Virgin 
for a CD-mungous giveaway. 

We're treating ONE ridiculously lucky reader to a 

free dash around a Virgin 

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oftheir 


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All you have to do is putyour 
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address. The winners will be drawn 
from the editor's woolly hat. But 
get cracking, the closing date for 
entries is Tuesday, November 2 1 . 
The editor's decision is final. 

For full details of the tour dates, 
turn to page 8. 





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wi ir ds Vaughan Allen 

piiiuo Cody diqii.il tin ei Richard Hart 


‘Elements Of Life’ is out now on Internal 







One Day At A Time 

Having worked with Hula (‘Let The Music Take Control’) and Cajmere 
(‘Brighter Days’), DAJAE is now warming up for a whirl with Louie Vega 


“I GET my musical talent from my dad. He’s from the 
do-wop era of the Fifties and he can still really sing. I 
have been singing all my life, but it wasn’t until I was 
1 8 that I realised I could do this professionally." 

DAJAE hasn't looked back since. After spending 
nearly a decade honing her vocal skills in various r&b 
bands, the Chicago-based diva’s first widespread 
success came when she hooked up with Hula to cut 
"Let The Music T ake Control" for Playhouse. This led 
to an encounter with Cajmere, the Cajual mogul, who 
invited Dajae to sing “Brighter Days”. But by the time 
of her 1 994 debut album, "Higher Power", she wasn't 
content with just singing. She also helped to pen many 
of the tracks. 

"I figured, ‘My name is on the record, why not write 
some of it?' Once I've thought of a title, I take it from 
there. That's how ‘Fakes And Phonies' and ‘Day By 
Day’ came about." 

The latter is Dajae’s latest single, which has been 
released with remixes by Cajmere, Deep Dish and Carl 
Craig, among others. Right now, though, she is busy 
writing new songs and seeking out kindred spirits to 


collaborate on tracks for her next effort. So far she has 
tapped Louie Vega, but her shopping list of revered 
icons doesn’t end there. 

“I'd like to work with Pet Shop Boys, Murk and even 
people like Frankie Knuckles and David Morales. 
Woooh! I’d freak out to be in the studio with them. My 
point is that I want to be a well-rounded singer. Period. 
I'll always do house music, but I’d also love to do more 
r&b. Who knows, maybe I'll try rock ‘n’ roll if the situation 
is right. I like to explore." 

Hence the fact that Dajae is currently playing live with 
a four-piece band. 

“It’s rare to see a band come to a club and kick it live. 
That is the ultimate. You can do so much with it. I would 
just like to see more people trying to take house music 
up to the next level. Oops, I hope I didn't just open up a 
can of worms.” 

Let's hope she did. 

words Darren Ressler 

‘Day By Day’ is out now on Cajual 


Hollywood Or Bust 

THE PHARCYDE are following their ‘Bizarre Ride. . .’ album with a trip far beyond the outer 
reaches of rap. Gary Larson eatyer heart out! 


“I LIKED De La Soul's second album. My ex-girlfriend’s brother bought the 
tape, lwaswashingmycarandhecameoutofthehou.se. He was mad. 
He threw the tape down and stepped on it. So I said, ‘What's wrong?' 

And he said, ‘Man, it was a disappointment.’ He was expecting another 
album like De La Soul's first. I taped that shit up, put it back together, put it 
in a cassette player and listened to it. I listened to it all month. I loved that 
shit. That’s when I realised people have different opinions." 

Whatever the reaction to THE PHARCYDE’s new album, 
"Labcabincalifornia", Tre “Slimkid" Hardson is bound to be philosophical 
about it. But the moral is plain. Don’t expect the same as before. The 
group have moved on, both in terms of music and themes, a move 
geographically mirrored by their relocation from the Pharcyde Manor in 
South Central Los Angeles to the Lab Cabin in the Hollywood Hills. 

"It was as important as a caterpillar going into a cocoon to be able to get 
to the next stage," notes Imani Wilcox. “It was a new surrounding, a new 
atmosphere, so we could take flight in another shape." 

The Pharcyde had originally planned to call the new record “Revelations", 
but Special Ed got there first. What is revealed, though, is time. 


“To me it shows time has passed us by," continues Imani. “For better 
or for worse". 

"You have to learn," adds Tre. “It’s all a learning process. Every step, 
you get to pull the blindfold off a little bit more. When you see things 
properly, you either start to run shit a certain way or you're like, ‘Man, fuck 
this. I don't want to deal with it no more'." 

Luckily, The Pharcyde have opted for the former route, delivering an 
album which reflects the group’s experiences since the 1 992 release 
of "Bizarre Ride To The Pharcyde" and shows their development as 
writers and musicians. Imani, however, is reluctant to be drawn into 
talking about lyrical themes. 

"Everybody has their own idea of another person’s lyrics. I might be 
writing something, but you might be getting something else out of it. 

We are real open, so you can take it whatever way you want to." 

However, he is eventually tempted into talking about one of the major 
strands, the issue of "keeping it real". 

"People like to say it because it sounds cool, I guess, but there's more to 
it than that. I’ve seen fake, foolish muthafuckas saying, ‘Keeping it real’. 

My perception of keeping it 
real is keeping true to 
yourself. I think originality 
has a whole lot to do with 
being able to expand on 
your creativity." 

As far as The Pharcyde 
are concerned, any other 
attitude is just laziness. 
“There's always another 
level to take it to. Kick it up 
to the next plateau." 
Musical guidance for the 
hip hop nation. 

words Will Ashon 

‘Labcabincalifornia’ is 
out now on Delicious 
Vinyl, USA 









Del Boy Wonder 

One-time associate of Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez and Todd Terry, MIKE DELGADO 
is currently a man in great demand. Oops, there goes that phone again. . . 


V 


TIME has becomea precious commodity for Brooklyn's 
MIKE DELGADO. After the success of his recent 
"Sunset Park" and “Murder" EPs (the latter spawning the 
underground sleeper, "Latino's Way"), he's been juggling 
calls from the likes of Judy Cheeks, Loni Gordon, Roland 
Clarke, Francois Kevorkian and Li'l Louis, all seeking hissilky 
touch on their songs. Man, what a dilemma! 

But dig into his past and you'll discover Delgado is no 
newcomer to the house scene. In the mid-Eighties, he was 
actually Kenny “Dope" Gonzalez' original DJing partner. He 
wasalso connected with another Brooklyn jock, an eager 
chap called Todd Terry. Before long, Delgado and Terry 
were producing and editing tracks for Masters At Work (for 
the record, Terry had the name first and then presented it to 
Gonzalez and Vega), forging such classics as "Alright 
Alright" and La Girls' "No More No More". 

These days, Delgado's main sparring partner is Mathias 
Heilbronn, the pair's most recent production being 
Dangerous Minds' “Live In Unity" on Liquid Grooves. 
Delgado's startling strength is his chameleon-like 
signature, which amazingly seems to have no limitations. 
“Working with Mathias has helped me in a creative sense," 
he says. “We bounce ideas off each other, but I play what I 
feel, I don't try to go with the flow. If you cater to certain 


tastes, you will play yourself out. I just try to come up with 
something different each time around. I'm constantly 
pushing myself to produce music which is fresh." 

Mike Delgado's other current release, Groove Cartel's 
“Tempo Tantrum" EPfor the Freeze imprint, is also making 
plenty of noise. It was cut with Brooklyn homeboy Dirty 
Harry, whose previous work includes tracks for Henry 
Street. And with his production career blossoming, 
Delgado is now hoping to find the time to parlay his 
growing reputation into more DJing slots. 

"I’d love to do some more travelling,” he sighs. "I went to 
the UK in March, to play BackTo Basics and some other 
clubs, and I wgs amazed at the way the crowds responded 
to the music. It was really inspiring to watch everyone 
dance. Believe it or not, the last time I DJed in New York 
was when I was partners with Kenny 'Dope' and that was 
about eight years ago! I'd love to see more of the world 
from behind a pair of turntables." 

words Darren Ressler 

Groove Cartel’s Tempo Tantrum’ EP and 
Dangerous Minds’ ‘Live In Unity’ are out now 
on Freeze and Liquid Groove respectively 




Family Planning 

Hip hop, jazz, soul, swing, funk, gospel and barber-shop singing. You’ll find all this 
and more in EUSEBE’s ‘Mama’s Yard’ 


RAP and humour. Few people sec them as natural bedfellows, 
but those who do include EUSEBE, Taking their moniker 
from the family name, they are, appropriately enough, a 
brother (Steve, aka Saybe), his sister (Sharon/Fatcat) and their 
cousin (Alison/Noddy). 

Born and raised iri north London, Eusebe emerged with a 
self-financed white label in 1 993. Next came the more widely 
acknowledged “Pick It Up, Fuck It Up And Drop It", a boot-in- 
the-gob look at certain music industry practises, and an 
appearance at The Underworld in Camden, where they were 
eyeballedbyan EMI AEtRman. Then, in the way of these 
matters, nothing happened. 

"It looked like it was back to the dole the next day," says 
Fatcat. "You know, go to the park, get a couple of beers. 

It wasn't. EMI came up trumps and helped to finance Eusebe's 
debut album, “Tales From Mama's Yard", which has just been 
released after a year of touring to create a buzz. Saybe's intro 
sums up the vibe: "The stories that will unfold will introduce 
you to our way of life. You may laugh, but we're dead serious". 
Eusebe express themselves in rap and song, comic imagery 
and highdrama. Musically, they harness Seventiesand Eighties 
Britpop and grunge metal as much as black music through the 


generations, from jazz and gospel, to funk and soul, and on 
into hip hop and swing. Even barber-shop harmonising has a 
space in "Mama’s Yard". 

"We're a three-headed monster," declares Saybe. "Noddy 
makes you think, Fatcat is good with hooks and I'm the noise." 

In other words, he's the producer. But he certainly doesn't 
claim to be a musician. 

"To be honest with you, I couldn't tell a major from a minor." 

Not that he needs to. "Mama's Yard" isessentially sample- 
based and what it lacks in technical know-how, it makes up 
for in spirit and rhythm, 

Eusebe say it best themselves with a studio conversation 
which appears on thealbum, Fatcat has just voiced an 
extravagant rendition of "It Was Only A Paper Moon” and 
Saybe can be heard reassuring her that she doesn't need to 
doit again: "I mean, it's live and there'sa couple of dodgy 
notes... But sod it!" 

words Sonia Poulton 

‘Tales From Mama’s Yard’ is out now on 
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With his carnivalesque house sets and mates like David 
Morales and Frankie Knuckles, it’s little wonder LORD G is 
fast becoming a legend in New York. And he’s still only 21 


WHEN he was growing up on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, LORD G’s 
vinyl-crazy mother used to crank up disco classics on the hi-fi and have 
a grand old time while her son sat in utter bewilderment. 

"She used to sing and get all excited," recalls G. “I couldn’t 
understand what was going on and I used to ask her, Mommy, sjM H 

why you making so much noise?’ I was four or five at the time 
and I remember her teaching me how to use the record player. 

But I never liked the songs she played." 

Over a decade and a half on, Lord G has become one of 
Gotham’s brightest turntable stars. For the last two years, JH 
he’s been manning the decks at Factoria on Thursdays at the 
Sound Factory Bar and has also been the main mixer at the JH 

popular Cafe Con Leche parties. Not bad for somebody who 
started DJing by accident. 

"A friend of mine used to DJ at a lot of birthday parties and 
weddings," explains G. "For my 1 4th birthday, he DJed my 
party as a gift to me. Afterwards, since his next gig wasn’t 
for another two weeks, he left his equipment at my place. |H 
I spent that time learning how to use his gear. From there, iH 
it soon got to the point where I was DJing with him.” 

A little later, Lord G broke out on his own and started 
spinning at various parties around his native Alphabet City. H 
Possessing an innate sense of rhythm, perhaps culled from 
his Peruvian ancestry, he fell into a partnership with a rap 
and reggae jock. But gigs were few and far between. 

Until an unexpected lucky break. 

"I was handing out flyers in front of the Sound Factory Bar 
and, at the end of the night, I offered one of the promoters a lift 
in my car,’’ says G. “I had one of my tapes playing and he asked 
me which radio station it was tuned to. I told him, ‘That’s no 
radio station. That’s me!’" 

Enamoured with his Latin-flavoured technique, the promoter 
gave Lord G a brief slot at Danceteria. This was followed by an 
invitation to open up the Cafe Con Leche parties and, most 
exciting of all, a chance to play at a Latin bash at the hallowed 
Sound Factory Bar. 

"The parties weren’t that kickin’ then, so he put me on thinking I 
couldn’t do any harm. Plus I was really cheap! Nobody had grasped 
what New York’s Latinos wanted. So we gave it to them. That’s why 
the numbers are as good as Frankie Knuckles' Friday nights,” 

Still only 21 , G has recently played in Paris and T okyo as part of a Cafe 
Con Leche world tour. He's also fallen into friendships with several key 
New York figures. 

"I’ve been working in the studio with David Morales,” he reveals, shyly. 

"He's showing me editing, programming and how to work the board.” 

He first met Morales during a seminar at the Sound Factory Bar almost 
three years ago. 

"David was roaming around and everybody was trying to get to meet him,” 
says G. "But I didn't know what he looked like, so I didn’t realise it was him. 

I was talking to a security guard who knows David real well, so he pulled 
David to one side and said, ‘You should see this kid over here. This kid’s 
the shit. You’ve got to listen to him!’ That was it." 

To G's huge surprise, Morales had already heard about him from Frankie 
Knuckles and the lale David Cole, who regularly frequented Cafe Con Leche. 
They’re now good friends. 

"David and I hang out, go to dinner, go to the movies. It’s the same with 
Frankie, too, I know them on both professional and personal levels. Sometimes 
I’m just so amazed that I have become friends with guys like this. Some of them 
have been spinning longer than I've been alive!” 

Now in a position to learn from his mentors, Lord G is determined to avoid any 
pressure to break out prematurely. 

“I'm getting a lot of offers to go into the studio," says G, who has also been 
working with Eric Morillo over in New Jersey. “David Morales told me the other 
day that I’m way too humble and I should be in the studio a lot more, but that’s 
just the way I am." 


words Darren Ressler picture Vincent MacDonald 


Lord G spins in New York every Sunday night at Cafe Con Leche, 
which currently takes place at Club Expo, and every Thursday at 
Factoria at the Sound Factory Bar 






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Purple Rinse 

Formerly a member of Prince’s New Power Generation, ROSIE GAINES has taken her 
destiny into her own hands 


ESCHEWING the fleeting trends governing rEtb, ROSIE 
GAINES has been fine-tuning her vocal chops and writing 
abilities for years. Even backwhen she was a member of The 
New Power Generation, Prince's elite backing band. While 
she is renowned for her resounding vocals on "Diamonds 
And Pearls", Gaines' full-length album, "Closer Than Close", 
ably showcases her prowess to pen moving soul music. 

"One of the reasons why there isn't a lot of great r&b around 
today is because many of the people on this scene aren't 


musicians," claims Gaines, who livesjust outside San Francisco. 
“A lot of them haven't been exposed to real soul music." 

Gaines has written 1 25 songs during the three years since she 
parted company with Prince, so selecting a dozen of them for 
her album wasa tough decision. Especially asshe found herself 
constantly battling against Motown, her American label, to 
retain creative autonomy. 

"I write what's true to my heart," she says. “There are so many 
directionsand styleswithin my music that I just can't settle 
into a predictable niche. Even when I was with Prince, I always 
kept my own identity. I just added my voice to what he was 
doing. People didn't get the chance to hear my abilities as a 
musician and a writer back then, so this album is the first 
opportunity for many to discover exactly who I am." 

In addition toco-writing all of the songs on "Closer Than 
Close", Gaines made the decision to take on the monumental 


task of producing thealbumather posh Bay Area studio. 

“I saved up my money from working with Prince so I could put 
together the studio. I wanted to be independent and not ever 
have to relyon engineers." 

Next on Rosie Gaines' agenda is an extensive tour, which 
should take her well into 1996. After that, she says she'd like 
to produce other artists. And there is also that growing 
backlog of songs, of course. 

"I still don't know what I'll do with them all," she laughs. 

Hmm, how about a few double albums? 


words Darren Ressler 


‘Closer Than Close’ is out now on Polydor. A 
Hippie Torrales mix of Rosie Gaines' ‘I Want U' 
single is also available 





t To Trot 

ce the new punk? LIBERATOR, the squat-party people, certainly seem to think so 


ujjjylian, collectively known as the LIBERATOR crew, won't stop talking. It's 
■ enthusiasm which characterises everything about them, from their DJing, to 
, to the underground network of semi-legal squat and free parties they are part 
jo back to the late Eighties, the days when sound systems such as Bedlam and 

.re first kicking off. 

Inning, most people around us were into punk and they dismissed techno as disco,” 
“But when we started to do partiesin Julian's squat, it wasn't long before 800 
rningdown. Everyone wasgetting more and more into techno. One day, we 
party in Finsbury Park, everyone caned loads of E's, and we never looked back." 
■ffijS have changed, but the rejection of a star system and the DIY ethic 
unk still remain. Which could be why the squat scene has been largely ignored 
ot that those involved giveashit. They've carried on regardless. They're not 
,pe. Just toppartytunes. 

troit and Chicago stuff which is getting a lot of press now, but only to listen to 

when I'm at home," says Julian. “No way am I going to enjoy it when I'm out 
partying. It's not exciting, it just plods on. It'stooupitsownarse. 
There are too many trainspotting, bedroom people out there 
and not enough party people. Our crowds want to dance to 
havin' it music. Plod-techno isjust not on." 

It would be wise to listen to these men. Liberator have 
tested and proved this"havin' it against plod" theory 
from Megadog to Moscow, Hackney Central to 


Holland'sTeknival. They also run Nuclear-FreeZone.a 
Saturday bash at the 414 Club in 
Brixton, and a label called, appropriately enough, 

Stay Up Forever. 

Following cuts by the likes of DJ Gizelle of 
Mizbehaviour, the all-female sound system, DDR, 

DOM and Liberator themselves, the latest on the 
label is Rebel Yelle's "Mizbehavinit". Together or 
separately, the crew have also issued records on 
other imprints, like the recent "Buzza'V'Revenger 1 ', 
a collaboration between Chris and Tasha Killer 
Pussies credited to CAT on Choci Chewns. 

“It's a huge scene and I'm not just talking about the 
parties we do," ends Chris. "People are dancing to all 
forms of trance everywhere. If techno is progressive 
rock, then acid and hard trance is its punk." 

words Camilo Rocha 
picture Colin Hawkins 

Rebel Yelle’s ‘Mizbehavinif and CATs ‘Buzza’/‘l 
Stay Up Forever and Choci Chewns respectively 


RAY HAYDEN of Opaz, the group-cum-label-cum- 
production house, gets the once-over from JAZZIE B 


WHERE DO YOU 
RAVE? 

I don't rave as much 
as I used to 
acoupleofyearsago. 
Since I've becomeso busy, 

I don't have the time. Mostly I 
go to live gigs to see people like D'Angelo and Carleen Anderson. 
WHAT DO YOU DRIVE? 

I drive a Lotus Esprit. I've had itfor about 10 months. And my 
wife is just about to buy a Land Rover. 
DOYOUHAVEASAYINYOUR VIDEOS? 

Yeah, I'm usually fairly involved. I directed and produced the 
lastone. I usually think visually when I makemusic. lam 
actually studying atfilm school in the evenings. 

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT IN THE STUDIO? 

I'm always in the studio. I don’t have a social life because I work 
really stupid hours at the moment I want to pile up the work 
when I can. But I like seeing movies, although I rarely watch TV. 
Maybe I'll get out a couple of videos at the weekend, or I might 
go for a meal with my wife, butthat's about it. 


HOW DID YOU END UP BEING A POP STAR IN JAPAN? 

This is so embarrassing. The first time I sang was on the B-side 
of someone else's record and it turned out that the track got a 
lot more play than the A-side. The Japanese heard it, knew the 
production work I'd done for myself and for Ronny Jordan, and 
offered me a company deal for Opaz. That's how it happened. 

I have a very high profile over there. 

HOW'STHE SINGING COMING ON? 

I haven't really focused on it in the past. I've kind of just gone 
to the studio and cut tracks. But I'm now taking singing 
lessons sol can do my tour properly. 

HOW SHOULD NEW R&B TALENT BE PROMOTED IN THE UK? 
There's a fairly vibrant scene in this country now. 

Peoplesay it doesn't sound as English as when artists such as 
Young Disciples, McKoy, Carleen Anderson and Drizabone first 
came out, but I don't think it matters that a lot of the new acts 
have an American flavour. When all's said and done, there is a 
UK scene. Even though I don't particularly rate Eternal, it's 
good that they exist because they're getting into a 
mainstream market which may open the way for better 
groups like Truce. The R&B scene has to stick together. 


We need to work as a family. Personally, 

I'm tired of the way black music is treated 
in this country, so I'm not bothering to do 
anything which needs to get played on the 
radio any more. 

WHAT ANNOYSYOU MOST OF ALUNTHE STUDIO- 
TIME. EQUIPMENT OR WANKERS? 

Ha-ha-ha. I deal with wankers every day of the week, so they're 
nota problem. And 1 have my own studio which has excellent 
facilities. But time isthe killer for me. Isometimeswork30or 
40hourswithoutanysleep. Mike togetan idea finished. Time is 
the one thing you can't beat and you can't do a thing about it. 
WHAT WAS THE IAST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? 

The last record I bought was the Solo album, "Solo". I just got 
it this morning. It's excellent. It gets going after the third 
track and really stays in gear. Solo are these guys who were 
street musicians and got themselves adealwithJamft Lewis 
through busking. 

Opaz* ‘Back From The Raggedy Edge’ album is 
available now on Opaz 


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UPPERS 


• Josh Wink in the Top 1 0. 

Just where he belongs 

• Club For Life. Forgiving 
London its finest weekly 

Saturday night out 

• The return of good 
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the lack of good E. Farley ft 
Heller Project, Sadoman, 
BT £t Sasha and anything 
by Patrick Prins 

• Ultimate Orange. A 
workout drink mix which 

gives the wildest fix 

• Mikanos. Summer 1996. 

'Nuffsaid 

• The Essential Mix live 
from nightclubs; For those 

too caned to leave the house 

• UK music back at the 
very forefront of dance. 

In all genres 

• Back To Basics and Speed 

celebrating birthdays. 
Both influential and 
both essential to future 
floor filling 

• All-day drinking on 
Sundays. You no longer 

have an excuse 

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Is it a sign of the times? 
Re-releases, retro nights. . . 


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16 classic tracks from tribal united 
kingdom mixed by tony humphries » 
includes: junior vasqtiez “get your 
hands off my man” » salt, city orchestra 
"storm" » the absolute u, s. “there 
will come a day” » club 69 "sugar pie 
yu.y" » halo "only you" » danny tenaglia 
"look ahead” » street! ife "love breakdown” 
» atom "love to heart” » e-N “the horn 
ride” » hidden agenda "story ol my 
I i fe” • 1 iberty city "thal 's what i 
got” » ofunwa "it all begins here" » 
as well as 5 new and exclusive 
tracks: the absolute u.s. "i believe" 
deep di sh "wear the hat” I a I I mi l 
shelter "what do you want?" » deep dish 
ambient remix ol s N "the horn ride” » 
ashley beedle’s remix ol chocolate 
city "jove songs" » also available with 
I Invited edition I hour bonus cd “after 
hours” mixed by hard times residents 
miles hollway and el 1 i ot eastwick. 
» club tour: featuring mark picchiotti 
(the absolute u.s., Chicago) dj vibe 
(underground sound of lisbun, Portugal) 
live pa from the absolute u.s. 
performing “there will come a day” It 
"1 believe” » watch this space for 
details ol dates » this is the sound 
of tribal united kingdom volume 2 
is available on mixed cd and cassette 
» limited edition double cd and dj 
friendly double vinyl » 16 classic 
tracks from tribal united kingdom mixed 
by tony humphries » includes: junior 
vasquez “get your hands off my man” 
» salt city orchestra "storm" » the 
absolute u, s. “there will come a 
day” » club 69 “sugar pie guy” » bale 
"only you" » danny tenaglia "look 
ahead" » street! ife "love breakdown" » 
atom "love to heart” » e-N “the horn 
ride” » hidden agenda "story of my 
life" » liberty city "that’s what i 
got” » ofunwa "it. .ill begins hone” » 
as well as 5 new and exclusive 
tracks: the absolute u.s. "i believe" 
deep dish "wear the hat" » falloul 
shelter "what do .you want?” » deep dish 
ambient remix of e-N "the horn ride” » 
ashley beedle’s remix of chocolate 
city "love songs” » also available with 
limited edition 1 hour bonus cd “after 
hours” mixed by hard times residents 
miles hollway and el 1 i ot eastwick. 
» club tour: featuring mark picchiotti 
(the absolute u.s., Chicago) » dj vibe 
(underground sound of lisbon, Portugal) 
» live pa from the absolute u.s. 


16 classic tracks » 

mixed by 
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g house DJs like Larry Levan and John 
jltaneously idolising rap terrorists Chuck 
' t. He used to enjoy the microphone battles 
g Brentwood, where he witnessed EPMD 
sir lyrical skills way before they blew up. 

II up, Pal Joey started DJing while at college, where 
“Heal engineeering technology. Even then, his 
is to cut his own tunes, 
y at the time, so I would borrow records from 
e ones I liked," he recalls. “Now, although 
J and blend music, it just supplements everything 
tin focus is on writing and staying up with 
. You know what: I'm saying?" 


Aftergraduating, Joey set aside hismusicalaspirationsand 
took a nine-to-five gig working for Manhattan CableTelevision, 

”1 was just a number over there and I hated it," he says. “So I 
got a job interning at Power Play Studios in Long Island. I learnt 
all my shit by copying instruction manuals. I paid my dues. 
You know what I'm saying?" 

When clients were late or failed to show up for their sessions, he 
used the time to fine-tune bisown beats. Shortly afterwards, he 
waxed Soho's "Hot Music", a track which found a home in both 
house and rapjocks’ crates. Released on the tiny Underworld 
imprint, he estimates sales have now topped 1 00,000. 

Joey hassince remixed acts like The Orb, Lisa Stansfield and 
Sade, and produced a dozen installments of his Loop-D-Loop 
series, as well as cuts for Deee-Lite, Shabba Ranks, MC Lyte and 
Boogie Down Productions. His current passion, however, is his 


New Breed project, v 
en titled “Section Of Life". [ 
the tracks mesh house, jazz, soul a 
poetry from LucignP 
"I want to school people In the New ' 
biased towards anybody, I just do wh 
into one section, I don't only do house o 
ever figure me out. I haven't even done 
yet. You know what I'm... ?" 

Yeah Joey, we know exactly what yot 

words Darren Ressler 

‘Section Of Life' by Pal Joey’s f 
now on Instinct 


/ ERICK SERMON talks through some of the people he pays respect to in the 
Ls >■* sleeve notes of his ‘Double Or Nothing’ album 


B.AK.IM. 

The kid who' made me start rapping, who made me want to get 
serious. He came from Long Island and so did I. His style was really 
slow and thatwasalso what I was about when I started out with 
EPMD. I had to rhyme slow back then because I had this strong 
lisp. It was so everyone would be able to hear what I'd got to say! 
REDMAN 

I first met him at an EPMD show. This kid backstage wanted us to 
hear him rap. He was pretty good, but he made the mistake of 
saying, “Yo, my DJ raps, too". His DJ was Redman. After hearing 
him say just two lines, I let Redman perform that night. You don't 
take any risk to mess upyour show, but we said, “We've got this 
new kid down with us called Redman and he about to get busy," 
and that was it. It wasthemetaphorshewas using. Hisopening 
line was, "I float like a butterfly, sting like the rock group”. The 
metaphor was so thick in that one sentence. Like, "What the fuck 
was that? Who's doing that?" 

KEITH MURRAY 

The thing about Keith Murray is his deliveryon a rhyme. Some 
people like him for the stuff he says, because he usesa lot of big 
words, but for me it's the way he pitches high and then comes 


back down low. After bringing Redman to my camp, I knew I 
couldn't bring just anyone. Especially then, when Redman was 
fuckingsmokingafterhisalbum. Youhavetobesure. As far as my 
camp goes, nobody wanted to hear Keith Murray at one time. But 
that changed when I did my solo album and I had him on "Hostile". 

RUN PMC 

I guess Run DMC were the ones who paved the way through for 
me. Theywerejust rapping something new. Tbeydealtwith 
cooling, gold chains. . . They didn't give a fuck, they didn't care. 

Run was hip hop. He talked shit, he bragged and he brought it 
to the stage, man. 

RUSSELLSIMMONS 

From Def Jam Records and Rush Productions. Def Jam was the 
label. Respect to Rush, Russell's management company, too. If 
a rapper was somebody, then they were with Russell. From Slick 
Rick to Big Daddy Kane to Run DMC to LL Cool J to The Beastie 
Boys to Public Enemy to De La Soul. And EPMD. When you've got 
all those acts, you don't ask no questions. You want to be down 
with that. If you weren't rolling with Rush, you weren't rolling. 

‘Double Or Nothing’ is out now on Def Jam 




303 And Counting 

Minneapolis has a reputation for purple-tinged funk rather than techno, 
set to change. Meet the Artist Still Known As WOODY MCBRIDE 


f, the 303 is the voice of God," says WOODY MCBRIDE from his Minneapolis 
:iye and predictable patterns give it a bad name, but the 303 will never die.” 
snot a city known for its techno. Funk? Absolutely. Punk? Yes. Straight-ahead 
)f course; But the place which gave the world that strange little “Formerly Known 
a where you'll find DJ ESP, 4D and The Earthworm, names synonymous with 
's outstanding acid tracks. With the 303 as his prime translator, McBride is 
sof balance and groove which are turning heads far, far from home, 
t have a history of dance music like Chicago or Detroit, so I think we're 
ti where those cities might have restrictions," he explains. “But there is a 
■re. Ironically, because none of us really likes Prince.” 

* ' r north, In Bismark, North Dakota, Raised on his parents' Blood, 
ac Hayes records, his initial contact with electronic music came 
ewOrder. Hisfirstexposuretohouseandtechnoeame 
is In 1980. His conversion was instant, 
h parties in and around the city, including the extremely popular 

1 - r i. He also began recording and releasing his own music, the 

;l establishing him as an acid techno force. For months, 
it in the Midwest without hearing "The Earthworm Sings". 
;ks. “In those days, techno was trying to break out 
cart music. It was real revolutionary and real hard, 


His next tracks came on Germany's Labworksimprint, after which he r 
releaseson Drop Bass Network, the Midwest label. These included th( 
Such Thing". But as the label was moved towards the harder, faster g 
founder/owner, Kurt Eckes, McBride's head-space was becoming 
he has since founded Communique Records, plus the Sounz and F 
The Clouds subsidiaries, in order to fully explore his musical vision. 

"I'm concentrating on making deeper music," he explains. “Ti 
couple of years have been a period of experimentation and si 
discovery for me, both in terms of the music and culture. I've 
that I need to have balance. I used to have an external a — ■" 
it all. I was transmitting thisslgnal which I hoped wot 
get along better in a chaotic world. I urn now tryin” *' 
signal my own life. I've needed to do the san 
everyone else does. If not more." 


words David Prince 


32 MUZIK 



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36 MUZIK 


words Vaughan Allen pictures Kim Tonelli 


RUSHING from one end of the country to the other, raking in thousands for spinning a few records, the 
DJ has an easy life. They don't even have to take responsibility for themselves. Everything is sorted out for them. It's 
not the DJ, who probably had to be chiselled out of bed, who gets the blame if he's late for a gig. It's usually the put- 
upon drivers who'll take the flak. 

Put-upon? But surely a DJ driver just spends a few hours a week behind the wheel of a luxury motor in return 
for free entry to some of the best clubs in the country? Smart, huh? Maybe, but imagine the hell of staying 
straight while watching 1 ,000 gurning nutters going completely mental. Temptation is too small a word. It's 
no surprise then that, when they get the chance, the DJ drivers take full advantage of “fringe benefits". 

In search of the truth about their put-upon lives (well, to be honest, it was a cheap scam to get a few grizzly 
stories about DJs), Muzik arranged a pow-wow with four of the top tarmac merchants. There should have 
been a fifth, but he ended up spending the day in court. Why? He'd been 
nicked for speeding, of course. 






THE DRIVERS 

HAYES has been driving Sasha for about two years. He also sometimes 
drives for other DJs. He mostly uses hire cars when lie's working and his diary 
is booked well in advance. 

"We are drivers, minders and tour managers, all in one," 

AN DY works for Billy Nasty, Paul Oakenfold, Rad Rice and, occasionally, 
Fabio Paras and CJ Mackintosh. He's been a full-time driver for two-and-a- 
half years and was recently stopped fordoing 105mph. His hearing is next 
year. He uses his own car and, mid-way through the discussion, he realises 
lie hasn't put any money in the parking meter outside. 

“This is too early. It's only one o'clock in the afternoon. We shouldn't 
even be out of bed at this time." 

JACK started by driving his friend, Clive Hendry, to gigs. He's been 
working with DJs for two years. As well as Clive, his regular passengers 
include Ashley Bcedle and Scb Fontaine, plus any emergency jobs the DJ 
agencies put his way. He uses his own car and also employs a couple of 
drivers for work he can't manage. 

“I realised there was a big gap in the market, so decided to make a go 
of it. And I'm still waiting for the money!" 

MIKE used to chauffeur actors. He has been driving Jeremy 
Hcaly, which is virtually a full-time job, for the last 1 8 months. 

He also owns Scoff Records in Twickenham, which he 
mentions numerous times during the afternoon. He drives 
a brand-new BMW. 

"You don't get a chance to go for it much. But 
when you do, you rco//ygo for it." p*. 


MUZIK 37 



THE STORIES 

ROOM SERVICE 
"Whenever we stay overnight 
somewhere, one of the DJs I 
work for always makes me carry 
the can for the parties . He tells 
everyone they can have a party 
in my room. On this particular 
occasion, we've got a few people 
hack and, after partaking all 
night and getting to sleep at 
nine or 10 in the morning, I wake 
up at lunch-time to find two 
televisions, three fridges, two 
sofas and four carpets at the end 
of my tied. The wicked thing 
was, when wc came hack from 
lunch, the hotel staff had 
removed everything and they 
didn't say a word. Now that's 
what I call room service." 

BEING SICK 

"We went to the Mex Bar after 
one gig at Back To Basics. Dave 
Beer was dancing with his 
trousers round his ankles, as he 
does, so we're off-loaded to a 
flat owned by Mickey from 
'Basies'. I was driving Billy Nasty 
and this other DJ. So we're 
driving along and this DJ starts 
throwing up all over himself, 
which is one thing I can't stand. 

I ask Billy to get him out of the 
car. Billy just loses it. Contrary 
to his name, he's a really nice 
guy, hut he just loses it. He 
throws this guy out and we drive 
off, just leaving him there. Wc 
get to Mickey's flat, about four 
miles away, and stay there fora 
few hours. And as we’re leaving, 
we see DJ Throw-Up. He's 
walked the whole way and he's 
not happy. But he didn't get to 
vent his spleen because wc 
legged it." 

THE WEDDING 

"One night, we had driven from 
London to Chester to Hull and 
then to Birmingham so that wc 
could get to Dave Rowland of 
Decadence's wedding. We check 
out of the hotel at seven in the 
morning and I've had two hours 
sleep. The DJ I'm with has been 
drinking all night, so lie's a bit of 
a mess. We're already late and 
the car stinks of beer. It's also 
full of empty bottles. TheDJ has 
beer down his suit. This is half 
nine in the morning and he's 
trying to give me directions, but 
he can hardly speak, he couldn't 
do anything. Amwhatwas 
pretty tame for him." 





THE JOB 

Drivers mostly get into the work through 
helping outfriends or taking one-off 
bookings. The chances are they don't 
realise what the job entails until they've 
been at it for a while. 

Jack: “It's not as easy as it looks. You have 
to have a certain amount of good sense. 

After all, you're responsible for getting 
someone home safely." 

Andy: "It's more than just being a driver. 

There's a lot more to it than just going up 
and down motorways." 

Jack: "The DJs have to be able to get on 
with their jobs, so the drivers will take 
care of things like booking the hotels 
and making sure the DJ knows when 
and where they're playing." 

Andy: “Working two gigs in a night is okay, 
unless you're doing it night after night. 

But it's usually only at weekends you have 
to do two a night. You're on the go most of the time at the 
weekend anyway." 

Mike: “In the last two days, I've travelled from London to Hull to 
Sheffield to Leeds, down to Birmingham, then back to London. 

I usually do about 1 ,000 miles a week." 

Andy: "it's the same for me. About 50,000 miles a year." 

Jack: "In two years, I've clocked up around 1 70,000 miles." 

Hayes: "I'm usually working two or three days a 
week, but it can get a lot more hectic than that 
leading up to Christmas and at the beginning 
of the summer." 

Mike: "I usually get Monday and Tuesday off, 
which islike the weekend. But.justasyourbody 
clock gets used to normal hours, you're off again." 

Andy: "I’ve driven 12 nights on the trot. For 
that, you have to sleep in the day or you just 
couldn't do it." 

Jack: “Your body clock does eventually adjust, 
though. It's like working a night-shift. But 
sometimes it gets to you. I remember once, 
sitting in Club UK when it was full-on and 
going straight to sleep." 

Jack: "I'm thinking of winding thingsdown next 
year... It all depends on my court case. . ." 

(Much laughter) 

THE MOTORS 

Let'srevitup. Let's talk cars. 

Jack: "It has to be big, comfortable and fast. Both of us [pointing 
at Andy] drive Rovers, but that's as much as I'm going to tell you. 
You never know who might be reading this." 

Andy: "Electric seats don't come into it. . . At all." 

Jack: “It's also handy if what you're driving looks like a police car, 
which mine happens to. Not that it's done me a lot of good." 
Hayes: "It must be nice to work in your own car. You could put in 
a stonking great sound system. . ." 

Mike: “Oh, no way. Jerry [Healy] likes listening to music when 
we're travelling and that's bad enough as it is. I'll turn it down 
and hejust turns 
itbackupagain. 

It gets to the 
point where I 
have to say, 

'Look, if you're 
going to 
interfere with 
mydriving, 

I'm goingto 
interfere with 
your DJing'. 

That usually 
shuts him up." 

THE PRESSURE 

Working most nights a week, away from their partners, friends 
and home, puts considerable stress on the drivers' personal lives. 
Mike: "I see more of Jeremy Healy than I do of my girlfriend." 
Jack: “We have big arguments with our girlfriends because we're 


out all night and then wejust want to sleep all day. When you 
get home and it's really late. . ." 

Andy: "And you're semi-wired, semi-tired. . 

Hayes: "And you get, 'What have you been doing? Chatting up 
all the women, I suppose?' stuff." 

Jack: 'They don't understand that it's only natural to look at the 
scenery, isn't it? And when you're looking at the scenery, you're 

going to have conversations with the natives, aren't you?" 
Andy: "As long as you don't touch. . ." 

Jack: "Window-shopping is allowed. No ram-raiding, 
though." 

(Room collapses into laughter) 

Jack: “Some people spend their whole lives hating 
their work. We like what we do, so what's the harm 
in enjoying ourselves?" 

Hayes: "Yeah, I used to have that problem. Until I 
chucked her. . ." 

(Mike has fallen very quiet by this point, claiming total 
loyalty to his girlfriend) 

Hayes: "On the downside, you're stuck with a bunch of 
people you don't really know and perhaps wouldn't 
normally 
socialise 
with. That's why it's 
nice to see your friends 
and go to the clubs 
you actually wantto 
goto. At the end of 
the day, it's work, but 
workcanbefun.too." 

THEDOSH 

None of the drivers 
admit to how much 
money they earn, but 
it doesn't compare 
favourably with other 
commercial drivers. 

Which 
means 

many aren't insured at chauffeur's rates. Payment is 
usually in cash and is made by the DJ rather than the 
promoter. It's possibly the only area of the 
entertainment business where the stars pay their own 
expenses. And the promoters still moan. What the 
promoters fail to consider is the cost of a driver 
compared to a couple of rail tickets and hotel rooms. 
Asoneofour drivers says, “Tra i ns a nd hotels to go to 
Leeds would cost over £200, but we wouldn't charge 
anything like that for driving there." 

Hayes: "Nothing’s official, but it's not really a 
problem. I’m paid by Sasha rather than the clubs. 
We've agreed a rate between usand I certainly don't 
have a problem with that." 

Mike: "Jeremy pays me a fixed rate, no matter how far I drive. 

I’ve no grumbles about that." 

Jack: “It's done on a mates basis. It'sa talking-point at the 
moment, though, as most of us aren't properly covered." p» 


"By seven in 
the morning, 
the two 
promoters are 
in the front 
garden puking 
theirgutsup 
and we ve 
hardly started... 
Part-timers 


38 MUZIK 





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THE STORIES 
OH SHIT 

"The first weekend I worked 
with a particular DJ, the hotel 
ended up giving us one room 
with two single beds. He goes 
to sleep and I trot off to get 
some breakfast. When Iconic 
back, I cat this chocolate the 
hotel people leave on the pillow 
before I go to sleep. So I wake 
up at lunch-time and I can hear 
this DJ muttering. There's this 
brown stuff all around him and 
he thinks lie's shat himself in 
the night. I've onlyjust met him 
and I'm thinking, 'What the 
fuck have I got myself involved 
with?' It was only then I 
remembered the chocolates. . .“ 

A MESSY BUSINESS 

"Jeremy and Brandon Block are 
bad enough on their own, but 
when they're together, they're 
reo//ybad. We're going up to 
Decadence and Brandon's not 
feeling too good. Or looking 
too good. As soon as we get on 
the M6, it's like, 'Let's 'ave it!'. 
Two hours later they're 
unbelievably messy. At the end 
of the night, theyjust fall into 
the car. You should have seen 
the state of them. They talked 
crap all the way back. Still, at 
least they had a good night." 

BEING SICK AGAIN 

"I'm on a job to Hull with Seb 
Fontaine. When we get to the 
club, the promoters start going 
on about cockneys. You know, 
'Where’s your reputation?', that 
kind of thing, and they're 
asking us if we're up fora party. 
Talk about throwing down the 
gauntlet. So the club finishes 
and we go back to one of the 
promoter's houses. By seven in 
the morning, the two promoters 
are in the front garden puking 
their guts up and we've hardly 
started... Part-timers." 

THE BODGE JOB 

'T was with The Aloof, driving 
from Glasgow to Back To Basics, 
and the accelerator just came 
off! It was a nightmare! 

There were 1 0 guys in this 
fuck-off van and I had to do 
this really tacky repair job on it. 
It got us to the gig, but driving 
200 miles at 40mph was a bit 
daunting. Especially on 'A' 
roads. And especially with The 
Aloof in the back." 



Mike: "I've always dealt with film people, so I am properly insured. 
It's an extra £2,000 a year. Because all the DJsare paid in cash, all 
the drivers are too." 

Andy: "Getting chauffeuring cover wouldn't be feasible fora lot 
of us. Most of the money comes out of the DJ's wage packet. 
Which is why it wouldn't work if we all went legit." 

Jack: "It would if we changed the way we're paid, if the clubs 
paid rather than the DJ. The people I work for tell the 
promoters they want a certain amount to cover the driver. 
The promoters moan that the DJs could come on their own, 
but whyshould they? And why shouldn't they stay in a three- 
star hotel? You don’t ask Janet Jackson to stay at a BEtB. It's like 
anything, ifyou're at the top of your profession, then you deserve 
to be treated well." 

Mike: "The clubs are 
prepared to pay fora 
flight, but not for a 
driver. Which seems 
pretty stupid to me." 

Jack: "Compared to the 
amountwewould get 
if we worked for a 
professional chaffeuring 
company, we're seriously 
under-charging. I don't 
thinkanyofuswoulddo 
thisjob unless we liked it, 
but I've been offered a fee 

to drive for a certain DJ which was an absolute joke." 

(The DJ in question currently hires another driver in the room. 

The fee? Notfaroff£250aweek) 

Andy: "We're not money-grabbing bastards, you know. We don't 
just do it for the money." 

Mike: "Jerry sometimes gives me a bit more if we've travelled a 
really long way." 

Jack: "Yeah, we all get tips." 

Andy: (Absolutely outraged) "I don't." 

Jack: "But you get other perks... " 

(More laughter echoes round the room) 

THE GIGS 

Driversseea lotofclubsand hear a lot of music. While someare 
genuinely enthusiastic, others prefer to wait for their client in the 
car, with only the shipping forecast for company. Most drivers 
have a good relationship with the promoters, but others 
complain that they end up getting the flak for late appearances 
and for DJs' expenses. And if the promoters cause headaches, the 
fans can be even worse. Once the DJ starts playing, his driver 
often has to adopt the role of a minder. 

Hayes: "You'll get to the club and there'll be a group of DJs, a 
group of promoters and a group of drivers in the corner." 

Jack: "You can't help but socalise, really. You make friends all 
over the place." 

Hayes: "I go to so many clubs, but it's normallyjust the good 
nights I go into. I really get off on the music Sasha plays and, 
unless it'sa really hot, scabby club and we have another gig to 
get on to, I like to get out there and dance. There's nothing 
worse than trying to drive when you're all hot and sweaty." 

Mike: "I'll sometimes go into the club and chat to somebody I 
know. But quite often I just prefer to bring a book or a magazine 
and sit in the car..." 

Jack: “You really don't 
wanttobeinaclub 
listening to handbag 
for hourson end if you 
don't like it, do you?" 

Jack: "I get annoyed in 
clubs when it's just, 

'Are you Oakenfold's 
driver? What's this 
record? What's that 
record?' I don't know. 

And what's more, I 
don'tfucking care." 

Hayes: "I get, Ts he Italian?' 
all the time. God knows why." 

Jack: "'Is his name really Nasty?'" 

Everyone: "Fuuuuckoff!!!" 

Andy: “The best one is, ‘I'm not leaving until I've touched him'. 

It just gets a bit silly. You sometimes have to make sure the DJ 
cangetonwithhisjob." 


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Jack: "If someone is having a good time, they don't realise the DJ 
is working and he can’t be disturbed. You have to politely tell 
them to fuck off." 

THEROZZERS 

Most of the driving takes place very late at night and well over 
the speed limit. The pressure of travelling to two gigs in a night 
means legal driving sometimes simply isn't feasible. But safety is 
paramount for all the drivers. They don't want to be late, but they 
do have to get there. And as long as the police don't intervene. . . 
Hayes: “I've managed eight years of driving without getting a 
single point on my licence. But when you're going to a gig and 
you're late, you've got to put your foot down." 

Jack: “In two years and almost 200,000 miles, 
I've only been stopped three times. Most 
people would getstopped more than that in 
12,000 miles. I suppose it’s an occupational 
hazard, but I've been lucky." 

Andy: "You know roughly where the police set 
their traps and, as long as you're not driving 
erratically, even at high speed, you generally 
won’t be stopped. I've been stopped twice and 
you can usuallytalkyourwayoutof it. They 
know thatyou're only doing your job." 

Jack: "Unless they catch you on a speed gun. 
Then they have to do you. It'sa hazard you 
have to accept. If you do the crime... Erm, I 
mean, if you can't do the time, don't do the 
crime. People who do 40mph in a 30mph zone are far more 
dangerous than those going at 105mph on a motorway." 

Andy: "Especially when there are very few other cars on the road." 
Jack: "We'll be driving back between three and six in the morning, 
when you're only going to encounter lorriesand the police. But 
I've gone past police doing a ton on the motorway and they 
haven't batted an eyelid." 

Hayes: "It's almost automatic that you just drive as safely as 
possible. So as long as you're doing that, you generally won't 
get into too much trouble." 

Jack: "In the end, you're responsible for the safety of your client. 
You can't drink 1 5 bottles of Becks and expect to drive home 
safely. Ordriveatall.forthatmatter. There are nights when you 
wanttojoin in the party antics, but youjust can't." 

Andy: "The bottom line is the DJs have to trust you. They can fall 
asleep on the way back from the gig and trust you to get them 
home in one piece." 

Hayes: "I haven't fallen asleep at the wheel, butyou can get really 
tranced out. Especially late at night." 

THE TEMPTATION 

Professional as these drivers are, they aren't Franciscan monks. 
And the dance scene offers a number of distractions, namely 
women, drugs, drink and late-night parties. Some, or all of which 
the drivers will indulge in at one time or another. 

Hayes: "Ifyou're driving the next morning, you can't really have a 
party after the gig. It's easy for Sasha because he'll just get in the 
car and go to sleep..." 

Jack: "You simply can't get too messy or party that much when 
you’re doing this sort of work on a regular basis. Anyway, most 
of the DJs I drive for don't get messy when they're working, so it's 
not a problem. Butyou do usually end up going for it when you 
stay overnight at a hotel. The promoters 
take offense if you leave early. The phrase, 
'Soft southern bastard' springs to mind and 
you can't let them pull that one on you . . .“ 
Hayes: "Never take a driver on at partying." 
Andy: “We're probably banned from about a 
dozen hotels up and down the country, but 
only because we're the ones who actually 
have to go down to the check-out desk first. 
So it's pretty inevitable that it's us who'll 
take the flak from the hotels." 

Jack: "We never actually get banned, we're 
just not welcomed back." 

Mike: "One DJ was banned from a hotel in 
Leeds for shagging 
some girl on the stairway." 

Jack: "We were just talking about that 
happening to Jeremy Healy, weren't we?" 

Mike: "I never mentioned his name 
though, did I? Did I? Anyway the hotel 
has lifted the ban now." 



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EVERYONE has a few unforgettable moments in their life. Allow me to tell you 

about one which sticks out in mine. 


One afternoon, about three years ago, the postman turned up at my front door holding a 
package from Murk Records. At that time, I'd never heard of the Miami-based label. 


Emblazoned on the outside of the package was an illustration of an 
old man with a ZZ Top-style beard. I promptly ripped it open and 
inside found a white label of Liberty City's "Some Lovin'". There 
was no information about the release. Curious about its 



merit, I dropped the arm of my turntable and 
unexpectedly heard one of the most innovative 
records ever to hit the dancefloor. 

Although a horribly scratchy and noisy 
test-pressing, Murk's sexy, bottom-heavy, 
movement-inducing grooves knocked me for a 
loop. For one fleeting moment, I was mesmerised 
and taken to a completely different psychic plane, 
all on the basis of the pounding waves of sound 
which were crashing against my eardrum and 
arousing my cerebellum. Each time I tried to 
grab hold of my senses, the blasting basslinc 
and odd female vocals of the track repeatedly 
sucker-punched me. I was down for the count. 
But loving every moment of it. 

Within days of this experience, "Some Lovin'" 
was deep in the mix at all the underground clubs 
, in the Big Apple. Everyone who came within 
earshot of it screamed, "What the hell is this 
track?". Right then and there I discovered 
that the Murk sound was also infectious. 

THE Murk boys, Cuban-Amcricans Ralph 
Falcon and Oscar G, have since stayed true 
to their sound, while simultaneously 
enjoying their fair share of smashes. 

Unlike many other mixologists, who 
render a shattering blow to clubland then 
never seem to equal their initial success, 
Murk's unassuming array of follow-up hits, 
all sculpted under a variety of monikers, 

Ralph Falcon i llst kt ‘P l ctim " K l and coming. 

"Some Lovin'" was subsequently reissued 
by Tribal America, with some rich Danny 



Tenaglia mixes. Tribal conservatively estimate sales 
exceeded the 50,000 mark. It paved the way for "Murk: 
The Singles Collection (The Deep South Sound Of The 
Underground)", which also contained the second Liberty 
City single, the equally intoxicating "If You Really Want 
Someone", as well as Murk's two previous singles, 
Interceptor's "U Got Me” and "Together." 

Other tracks on "The Singles Collection" included 
stunners like Coral Way Chiefs' "Release Myself', Deep 
South's "Believe" and Bobby Pruit's "Tried So Hard". 
Although Ralph and Oscar have changed names as often as 
most people (hopefully) bathe, a dark, moody underground 
feel has remained an unmistakable constant. 


"When we started doing Murk, there was a lot of 
happy house going on in Miami," explains Ralph Falcon. 
"Every once in a while, we'd hear a darkish sound in a 
club. Those sounds inspired us to do our own thing." 

Murk locked down their sound very early on in the 
game and have carefully tweaked it ever since. Still, it's 
been the pair's close friendship which has enabled them 
to continue such a thriving, nearly lifelong partnership. 

"We’ve known each other since the third grade," 
reveals Ralph. 

Ralph moved up north to Georgia to attend military 
school when he was 1 2, losing touch with Oscar for a 
while. They hooked up again four years later, when 



44 MUZIK 


Ralph returned home to Miami. To his delight, 
he discovered Osear was also into DJing and had 
aspirations of producing club records. 

"Back then, there was an underground house 
scene in Miami with good dubs and DJs. That's 
how we first started." 

The boys got their feet wet by cu tting "Tricky 
Jazz" for DSR, a local indie dance label. Ralph 
then produced Deep Six's moody "We’re Going 
Deep" and Mission Control's flawless “Outta 
Limits”, which later found its way onto Atlantic's 
"Underground Dance Music Volume 1 " in 1992. 
Ralph's last name was mispelled as “Salcon" in 
the liner credits. Aye caramha! 

DRAWING upon influences as diverse ns early 
A Guy Called Gerald, Farley "Jackmaslcr" Funk 
and Patti Labelle, the duo slowly built the Murk 
empire. They decided to press up their own singles 
rather relying on someone else to do it for them. 
Then came their third single, "Some Lovin'". After 
which momentous occasion, their life would never 
be the same again. 

"To us, a good house track is driven by the 
bassline, " says Oscar G. "We really concentrate 
on it because we believe it’s the basis of the entire 
groove of a song." 

He goes on to point out that they've studied the 
work of beatmasters like Frankie Knuckles, Blaze 
and Todd Terry for years. 

"Some people just concentrate on samples and 
percussion. We do too, but we like to have a 
definite groove happening in our mixes." 

They also like strong vocals. Quality vocalists are 
seemingly plentiful in dance bastions like New 
York, Chicago and London, but everyone is 
careful to protect themselves, thus keeping each 
city's legion of lawyers busy and rich. So how 
come they found the singer featured on "Some 
Lovin'" in Miami, a city whose talent pool they 
rate as “mediocre and second-rate". 

"We met the vocalist, Bebe Dozier, through 
my brother," laughs Oscar. "Her mother 
taught at my brother's high school. We 
heard her sing the national anthem before a 
basketball game at the school and liked her 
voice. You could say that was her audition ! 
We called her after that and did the track. 
The song came out pretty guickly, like in two 
days or something." 

Although they weren’t initially crazy about 
the song, Murk rocketed to international 
acclaim before they knew it and started 
receiving invites to spin all over Europe. 
Naturally, they wentfor it and got to see 
the world along the way. But in precisely 
the same way that many of their pals in 
New York are without local residencies, 
Oscar and Ralph only play once a year in 
Miami. And that's for their own annual 
party, which usually features friends like 
Masters At Work and Todd Terry on the hill. 

After trotting around the globe and 
spreading their low-end theory to the 
masses, Murk embarked on a remixing 
frenzy, interpreting cuts for the likesof 
Madonna, The Beloved and Luis Miguel. 

The work proved to be an arduous ordeal 
for the pair. They knew they had to rid 
themselves of that burden if they wanted 
to have any sanity in their lives ever again. 
"We definitely got caught up in the 
remixing and our record label suffered as a 
result," admits Oscar. “It's hard to come up 
with quality ideas when you're doing mixes 
week in, week out and always under such 
pressure and time constraints.” 


words Darren Ressler pictures Kim Tonelli 


RALPH ON OSCAR: "it's simple 
because we've known each other for so 
long, since we were kids. We grew up 
together. All our friends go back to when 
we were seven or eight years old. It's so 
easy to work with people you're so close 
to. It's like we're brothers. When we're 
in the studio, the closeness is just another 
part of it and we communicate really 
well. If something sucks, we'll be honest 
and don't get offended if we criticise 
each other. When we DJ, we split the set 
up. If Oscar is doing really well, he'll hype 
me up to do the same and vice versa. 
What more can I say except it's a truly 
great relationship." 


OSCAR ON RALPH: "There are 
some differences, of course, but I'd say 
that we're the same in a lot of ways. I 
think the differences help us a lot when 
we work together. The tracks we do by 
ourselves are probably ideas which 
couldn't be done together anyway. I'd 
say it definitely helps us when we come 
to record together again." 


Once they got back to basics, Oscar 
tended to his own imprint, Gee Man 
Wax, which was briefly connected with 
Emotive, before lie pulled the plug on 
the operation. The reason for his 
disatisfaction with the label? You 
guessed it, m-o-n-e-y. 

Meanwhile, Ralph launched Miami 
Soul with his good friend Frank 
Gonzalez and issued The Fog's "Been 
A Long Time". Featuring vocalist 
Dorothy Mann, this track also 
became a massive hit and was later 
licensed to Columbia's "Get It, Got It, 
Groove" compilation. Clocking up 
mega-sales without specifically 
ca tering to the mainstream seems to 
be the Murk boys’ forte. 



LET'S skip to the middle of 1 995, when 
the duo finally set aside their constant 
DJing commitments and outside 
interests , intent on finally completing 
Liberty City's full-length debut. Tribal 
had been asking for the album for quite 
some time and, with the label's growing 
domination of the dance markets on both sides of 
the Atlantic, it didn't take Ralph and Oscar long to 
realise the time has never been better to release a collection of this nature. Before the album, there 
will be a single entitled "The Way", featuring vocals by Pamela Williams. 

"We're still addicted to the bass," confesses Oscar, offering a taste of what's to come. "There are 
a few cuts on the album which are a bit different, but the vibe is generally bottom-heavy." 

While some producers use full-length albums to dabble in genres foreign to them, most notably 
David Morales, who tried his hand with reggae on his debut, Murk have- 
steered clear of such grandiose experimentalise!. 

"When we did the album, we wanted to make each track strong 
enough to be a single," notes Ralph. "We didn't want any 
fillers. It seems like, when lots of artists record dance 
albums, they stick in a downtempo cut or two. We 
didn't want to play with reggae or rttb. We just went 
for a full underground club vibe." 

After a total of three years in the making, 

Liberty City's album is now finished. Ralph is 
also halfway towards completing The Fog's 
debut album. Both will appear next year via 
Tribal. It's too early to tell how The Fog's record 
is going, but Ralph says he’s up to "Something 
new, fresh and good. . . This album will be 
experimental without going overboard." 

With Ralph going off into The Fog, Oscar has been 
keeping busy by building up his Kurnba label, which he 
launched last summer. To date, lie's released tracks 
from Ralph, his own Pimp Daddy's project and DJ Pierre. 

Also on tap are platters from Danny Tenaglia and Roy 
Davis Jr. Plus he has tied up with vocalist Marck Michel 
for "Reaching Up”, which is available on this side of the 
pond through Tribal UK. 

ALL in all, Murk remain an underground anomaly. They live 
in a city where they're ignored and ostracised. But they've 
survived on their wits, maintaining a close relationship and 
tight control over their projects. 

Ralph and Osear once thought about leaving Miami’s 
tropical paradise for the lucrative trappings of New York, 
but quickly discovered there's really little reason for such 
a move. Miami is where their families and their well- 
grounded roots are. Another factor is the close proximity 
to their Cuban heritages, as well as their season tickets to 
the Miami Heat. 

"For some reason, the fact we're away from everything keeps us 
fresh," says Osear. "In one sense, we're very isolated, hut I think that 
keeps our creativity alive and our originality high. Maybe where we are 
isn't such a had place to be after all." 

Yeah, Miami is definitely home sweet home for Murk. It just wouldn't 
work any other way. 





Osear G Featuring Marek Michel's ‘Reaching Up' is out now on Tribal UK 


Oscar G 


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the last couple of years, a variety of American rFtband rap musicians 
have been caught in a crossfire of criminal sex charges, ranging from 
obscene behaviour to rape. When you look at the number of 
white recording artists who have been arrested, tried and 
jailed in the US for sex crimes, and compare it to how 
many black entertainers are currently facing such 
charges, it's fair to say the figures are 
disproportionate. 

It wasn't always like this. Historically, 
entertainers have been linked with all manner of 
criminal ills, regardlessoftheir colour. From 
Frank Zappa and Jim Morrison to Chuck Berry 
and James Brown, it’s as if their fame gave them 
the freedom to behave outrageously. It's as if, 
subliminally, we almost expect them to ignore 
the rules which govern the rest of us. 

In the Nineties, however, the perimeters 
appear to have significantly narrowed. And 
nowhere more so than in America, where the 
colour of a person's skin is a bigger issue 
than any other. This was amplified with the 
insistence of the American media that OJ 
Simpson's attorney, Johnnie Cochran, had 
worked the race card in order to obtain his 
client's acquittal. Which is not to suggest 
it was purely by dint of his skin tone that 
OJ wasacquitted. It's more to highlight 
the fact that, if race wasn't such an 
issue, the card wouldn't have been 
available to be pulled in the first place. 


words Sonia Poulton 


wina the release 

m vY s 9R?<P-d the 

uittal of OJ Simpson, 
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now focussing its 
attention on tn 
pate of rftoan 
rap artists facing 
criminal charges 



Michael "It doesn't matter if you're black or white" 
Jackson is perhaps the most famous case of recent 
times, having survived a string of alleged sexual 
offences against young boys, culminating in the multi- 
million dollar pay-out to Jordy Chandler. Why Jackson 
agreed to the settlement is a moot point. He avoided 
court, but the mud has stuck. 

So far, from an ever-growing list of American artists , 
only rap starTupac Shakur has been found guilty as 
charged. Tupac pleads his innocence to thisday, 
philosophically claiming that, eventually, the truth will 
come out. 

IN January 1995, Tupac was imprisoned for one and 
a half to fouranda halfyears for sexual assault. 

Having spent nine months behind bars, Tupac was 
released just a few weeks ago on a $1.4 million bail 
pending an appeal. 

Tupac's accuser, a 21 -year-old Brooklyn female, 
claimed the artist invited her to his hotel room at the 
Parker Meridian in New York, where he and several of 
his buddies set upon her "like animals". She had met 
Tupac once before, four days earlier at Nell's Nightclub, 
and during that first evening issaid to have administered 
oral sexto the rapper on the dancefloor, after which 
they returned to his hotel room and engaged in 
intercourse. Tupac’sstory is that she subsequently left 
the hotel and everything was fine until she turned up 
several days later. Then all hell broke lose. 


Prior to his bail, Tupac spent part of his jail term at the 
Clinton Correction Centre near the Canadian border, a 
maximum-security prison housing inmates serving 25 
years to life for murder. Shortly before he was freed, 
the rapper was visited by the Reverend AlSharpton, 
who claimed Tupac was under 23-hour lockdown and 
had been beaten and bullied by officers who openly 
called him "nigger". As a medium-security prisoner, it 
was arguable whether he should have even been sent 
to Clinton in the first place. 

The woman who brought the charges against Tupac 
has also had her life turned upside down. Her identity 
has never been revealed, but that doesn't mean she 
has had a peaceful time. She claims she has received 
threatening calls, suffers regular nightmares about the 
event and was subjected to abuse from the rapper's 
fans while attending the hearing. 

Tupac Shakur was perhaps ripe for a public flogging. 
He had transgressed so many unwritten hip hop codes, 
it was inevitable something was going to happen. 

His “crimes" included hanging out with Madonna 
(leading to her being described asa "white trash culture 
vulture" by "The Source", the respected US hip hop 
magazine) and suing "bredren" (film directors, the Hughes 
Brothers). When Tupac wasshot several timesjust weeks 
after the sex attack (he was hit six times, one shot piercing 
his testes and one his head, both bullets literally going in 
and coming out the other side), it served as an indication 
of his unpopularity with some urban New Yorkers. 


LIKETupac, there isn't much Jodeci, the six million- 
selling r£tb crooners, haven't been accused of. From 
firearms offences and assault to alledged gang- 
banging, these golden boys have had more than their 
share of controversy. Cleared of every charge brought 
against them, lead vocalist K-Ci puts the accusations 
down to simple jealousy. 

"If you're successful, people always want to bring you 
down," he says. 

So far, from an 
ever-growing list of 
American artists, only 
rapstarTupacShakur 
has been found guilty 
ascharged. Tupac 
pleads his innocence 
to this day 

Is it really that simple? Or does it merely highlight a 
deeper problem? The media continues to report such 
cases as, "Hey, it's rock and roll, what do you expect?", 
but isn't it time someone attempted to dig a little 
deeper? So, for the sake of argument, to act as an aid 
to digging that little bit deeper, the problem could be 
any, or none, of the following: 

RACISM 

We all know racism exists. And perhaps more so in the 
US than anywhere else in the world. So is middle-class 
white America feeling resentful of successful young 
black men? 

History has shown America is not above conspiracy or 
assassination. Look at Martin Luther King, Malcolm X 
and Kennedy. But today's assassination is more likely 
to be by litigation than by the bullet. It's also true that, 
in the Nineties, it's the pop stars who are perceived as 
holding the power and subsequently posing the 
biggest threat. Look at the way the PMRC (a hugely 
influential, right-wing censorship lobby) shifted their 
attention from white heavy metal acts to black rap 
groups, like 2 Live Crew, when rap began to cross over 
into the mainstream. 

SYSTEMATISM 

Yes, but most of the accusers are black. Which only 
further complicates the black on black syndrome. 

Not only does black culture feel under pressure from 
white culture, but it also feels the pressure from within. 
As AG, a rapper from the Bronx whose partner Show is 
currently awaiting a second degree murder trial in the 
US, points out: 

"Physically we are killing each other, but mentally 
they've got us killing each other, too," he says. 

"It's like we have reached a point where it's hard to 
achieve anything." 

STEREOTYPE 

White society is more ignorant of black society than 
black is of white. It has only been in the last decade or 
so that television has started to portray black people 
in roles other than “mama" or "criminal". Because 
whites have only seen selective sections of black 
culture, their ideas are stereotyped. However, this can 
obviously work both ways. 

There is still a common misconception (admittedly 
of the Bernard Manning school of thought, but it 
nonetheless exists) along the lines of black men being 
somehow more virile, more sexual. Advertising 
re-enforces this. And some black performers 
perpetuate it. 

Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew fought off one of 
the highest profile censorship cases to come to an 
American court in recent times, when the the group's 
"As Nasty As They Wanna Be" album was subpoenaed 
on obscenity charges. Campbell won the case claiming 
the First Amendment. Freedom of speech, p* 


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"A lot of white people have a problem with black men 
talking about their genitals and, moving the way we 
move, some people take offence to it," he says. 

POVERTY 

The accusers are often from poor backgrounds. Which 
doesn't mean poverty should ever be an excuse for 
accusing anybody of a crime they haven't committed. 
But to some people, litigation is seen as an easy way 
out. Perhapstheonlywayout. Besides, poverty has 
always made people act out of character, hasn't it? 
Hardship doesn't lend itself to acts of magnanimity. 

If you're in the shit, who ya gonna call? Nobody. You • 
have to do it for yourself. 

THE BITCH SYNDROME 

In British society, scheming is less viable because we 
are not yet as materially driven as the USA. IceCube 
articulated the "Bitch" syndrome in 1 989, when NWA 
werebroughtto task over “A Bitch Iz A Bitch” on their 
"Straight Outta Compton” album. 

“The way we see itisthereare certain types of women. 
Nice women and... Bitches! Nice women are not 
after you for your money or whatever you can give 
them, they're looking for the person. And then there's 
the bitches who are only in itforwhattheycan get. 

They are the gold-diggers and it's those type of women 
that we don't like.” 

More recently, Jeru The Damaja spoke of the problems 
in New York. His 1994 album, "The Sun Always Rises In 
The East", included a track called “Da Bitches": "I'm not 
talking 'bout the queens, but the bitches/Not the 
sisters, the bitches/Not the young ladies, the bitches. " 
REVENGE 

Some people want to be more thanjust another notch 
on the rock 'n' roll bedpost. They seek revenge when a 
commitment is not forthcoming. The artist either 
misled them into believing they were someone special 
or they were deluding themselves into thinking they 
were the only one. 

KARMA, OR THE 'WHAT GOES AROUND COMES 
AROUND' THEORY 

Do artists fan the flames of their own sexual proclivities 
and subsequent lawsuits? 

Jodeci's recent big-seller, "Freek N You”, opens with 
a heavily innuendoed intro, gasping suggestively: 

"I wanna freek you". This is followed by the lines, 
"Everytime I close my eyes/I wake up feeling so horny/l 
can't get you out of my mind/cos sexing you be all I see. " 
The track is taken from the band's third album, "The 
Show, The After-Party And The Hotel", where the tracks 
are inter-cut with sound-bite dialogue pertaining to 
groupie action in which Jodeci's producer, Devante 
Swing, adopts the starring role. "Freek N You" 
represents little more than faking orgasms (and not 
particularly well at that), but it would doubtless set 
some 16-year-old girls all a-tingle. 

There are those who don't know where to draw the line 
between fantasy and reality, and fan worship is 
synonymous with this condition. The distinction is 
further blurred by groups like Jodeci thrusting their 
ample pectorals in fans' faces. Reversed, this is exactly 
what feminists have been screaming about for decades. 
Just because a woman wears revealing clothes, it 
doesn't mean she's there to be pawed. Of course it 
doesn't. Butsome people unfortunately still equate 
bare skin with availability. 

"When people look at you, they make their own 
perception of how they want you to be," responds 
Jodeci's Mr Dalvin. "I don't go around saying, Tm sexy 
lookatme 1 . Theylookatmeandsay.'Oooh! He'ssexy. 
Theydecide who the sex symbols are." 

AND this is only the tip of the iceberg. So what on earth 
is going on? There are so many conflicts within these 
incidences. Some look to the jailing of MikeTyson and 
the non-committal ofWilliam Kennedy Smith, who 
were both accused of rape within months of each other 
in 1991. Despiteseveralsworntestimoniesand video 
evidence of Kennedy's indiscretions, he was free to go. 
Tyson, as we all know, was not. There were many 
parallels to be drawn between the cases, but the two 
men were treated very differently. 


Cynics reason the Kennedy Clan is such an integral part 
of the US establishment that to havejailed the nephew 
of Teddy Kennedy would have shaken the bedrock of 
white middle-class America. Whereas Mike Tyson, no 
matter how rich and famous he may have been, was still 
a black man from a New York ghetto. 
Butithasn'tstoppedatTyson. Nor with theacquittal 
of OJ Simpson. 

The trial of Snoop Doggy Dogg (who, it is claimed, was 
present when another African-American male was shot 
and killed) hasjust started in California. Quite how he 
will fare in the wake of the OJ verdict is difficult to 
ascertain, although one rapper has already been heard 
to mutter, “Snoop is getting it because OJ didn’t”. 
Thejudge presiding over Snoop's trial has banned 
television cameras from the courtroom, which has given 
rise to the suggestion that not only will he not receive a 
fair hearing, but we will not be able to witness it either. 
This is not mere paranoia. The rampant bigotry of the 
Californian judicial system has long been a target of 
angst for black Americans. Even more so since the Los 
Angeles Police Department were acquitted of beating 
Rodney King, even though the evidence was utterly 
indisputable. Itwas, afterall.seen bymillionsacross 
the worlds on television. 

But it's notjust happening on the West Coast. In New 
Jersey, PM Dawn vocalist Jarett Cordes(aka JCThe 
Enternal) was arrested in September and charged with 
aggravated sexual assault and child abuse pertaining to 
unlawful sex with his 14-year-old cousin. Freed on 
$1 0,000 bail, Cordes is also set to appear before the 
Grand Jury later in the month. 

Nor is it just happening Stateside. An incident in 
London during this year should serve as a reminder for 
us not to become complacent on thisside of the pond. 
New York rapper Keith Murray, here for a short trip and 
a couple of live shows, was accused of rape by a British 
fan. He was arrested and questioned by the police for 
five hours. His ordeal only ended when his accuser rang 
the duty officer and withdrew the charge. 

Murray has consistently maintained his innocence. 
What's more, video stills from the London hotel where 
the attack was said to have taken place, captured 
Murray's accuser stacking tea-trays outside his room 
in an apparent attempt to barricade him in after, he 
claims, her advances were not reciprocated. On release 
from Paddington Green Police Station, Murray said he 
had learnt a lesson the hard way. 

"I'm going to avoid females who are bugged the fuck 
out," he vowed. 

SO what are we dealing with here? Is it racism? 

Or poverty? Or some form of personal revenge? Ora 
problem of the artist's own making? Or is it merely 
systematic of a long-standing feud between 
entertainers and the world at large, no matter what 
colour they are? 

Surprisingly, the most overtly sexual rap act of them all, 

2 Live Crew, seem to be somewhat lacking in sexual 
lawsuits. Luther Campbell (who also parades under the 
moniker of Captain Dick) is the father of a handful of 
children and has been known to share a bubble bath with 
dozens of women. He appears to have few qualms about 
offering it up to all and sundry. But maybe it's precisely 
because he is so available that there isn't a problem. 

Having onlyjust scratched thesurface (and no doubt 
opened up a huge can of worms in the process), it's 
important to remember this is the "bump 'n' grind" era, 
where "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" is a well-worn 
standard. But for as long as there have been 
entertainers, there have also been people who wantto 
sleep with them simply because they're famous. 

In America, where merely looking can be litigious, 
fan-shagging is a timebombjust waiting to do 
explosively messy business with an artist's career. The 
fan possibly never meant it “to go this far". The artist 
definitely didn't. 

But it only has to go as far as being reported to the 
authorities before the system takes over. And then, as 
we have seen, it becomes something far more thanjust 
a bit of slap 'n' tickle. . . 





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C.R.E.A.M. 

A warehouse, 

Birmingham 

THE UK party scene is 
in desperate need of a 
refit. The fact that 
house music has taken 
over every nightclub on 
every High Street is a 
testament to that. 

Everybody is clubbing. 

Everybody is listening 
to computerised 
chunder. And 
everybody's being 
fooled. The wool is 
being pulled over 
people's eyes by too 
many compilation 
albums, corporate 
clubs and risible DJs. And too much 
blanket media coverage. 

In such a climate, C.R.E.A.M. truly 
stands out. It has more integrity 
than the rest of Britain’s clubs put 
together. For the simple reason that 
it has the remarkable ability to still 
change lives. 


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C.R.E.A.M. 
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keeping the 
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alive. Cast your 
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lays of those 
arly warehouse 
ives. To the fear 
nd love of the 
iknown.the 
yearning for new 
music in a place 
you've been told 
you’re not allowed 
to enjoy yourself in. 
To a venue where some thought has 
gone into the location. You had to 
search everywhere for information on 
the dubsite. You had to be in the know. 
Remember all this and you’ll 
understand why it is C.R.E.A.M. has 
more than succeeded. 


Based in Birmingham and not | 
to be confused with their 
equally influential Liverpudlian | 
namesake, C.R.E.A.M. is the 
bottleneck of UK clubbing. It 
has been running for around 
five years, but the promoters’ 
attempts to push the party 
scene forward have been 
ignored bythe people who’ve 
chosen to play the game rather [ 
than make the game play. But 
their efforts have not gone 
unnoticed in Birmingham. Every 
fortnight, they unite the entire city for 
an after-hours event which 
undoubtedly proves the party scene 
can remain underground. At least in 
these boys' hands... 

Imagine a city which now has more 
exciting and positive club nights than 
anyother place in the UK. Think Fun, 
Republica, Wobble, S.L.A.G., Miss 
Moneypennies, Atomic Jam, Third 
Eye, Oscillate, Crunch and House Of 
God. Imagine a city which has more 
exciting and positive DJs than any 
other. Think Patrick Smoove, Owen 
Owens, Scott Bond, Mark Jarman 
and Matt Skinner. Each of them play 
precisely whatthe party crowds 
want to hear, but they do so in a 
totally experimental 
style, frantically 
carving grooves, 
scratching sounds 
and chopping 
up beats. 


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Take the people still standing after 
five hours of dancing in all the clubs 
mentioned above, put them together 
in an after-hours venue which 
changes each fortnight and runs well 
into the following morning, and you 
have a gathering unlike any other in 
the UK. C.R.E.A.M. are bringing the 
new school back to the old school. 
Along the way, they are providing 
both camps with one of the best 
nights around. 

The location for tonight’sC.R.E.A.M. 
is a huge warehouse, a few minutes 
away from Fun’s mighty Steering 
Wheel bash. The surroundings are 
perfectly safe, but they're still pretty 
wild. You’ve no idea what you might 
be letting yourself in for as you trek 
upthe stairs and into a barren, 
minimally lit hall. The 
crowd builds as 
Birmingham’s other 
clubs shut, some 
people literally 
staggering in. 

















However, it quickly becomes clear 
there are no prejudices here. 

Everyone just wants to party. 

With Scott Bond absentfrom the 
decks, it's left to Patrick Smoove to 
serve an inspiring selection of house 
music. Moving from Strictly Rhythm 
sounds to Josh Wink drum rolls, he’s 
full of confidence, never holding back 
from cutting in and out of tracks. 
Smoove adds a new dimension to the 
house sound, something Carl Cox 
always strives for. As a result, we get 
party musicfor the true technicians - 
something of a house rarity in itself. 
Doped-up, downtempo beats are 
played upstairs, while Mark Jarman 
takes control of the dancefloor and 
keeps the more energetic on their 
toes. Bythis stage, there can be no 
doubts that C.R.E.A.M. is the elixir of life 
for Midlands clubbers. Asone regular 
says, “Without C.R.E.A.M., you simply 
wouldn’t have Cream.” Butthefact 
that punters travel from cities as far 
away as London and Newcastle 
suggests this club has captured a vibe 
the whole country is crying out for. 
The cutting-edge sounds and the 
cut of the clothes may have changed, 
but C.R.E.A.M.’s attitude has remained 
the same forfive years. This club is 
everything the dance scene in 1 995 
shouldbe about. And everything the 
dance scene in 1 995 isn'tabout. 
Forthatalone, C.R.E.A.M. deserves 
a piece of everybody's time. 

Ben Turner 




CAJUAL PARTY 

The Shelter, Chicago 

WHEN you ride to a venue as legendary as The Shelter sitting 
with Deep Dish's Dubfire and Sharam in a 59-foot limousine, 
you know you're in for one hell of an evening. And then some. 
There’s an endless queue to get inside and a sea of sweaty 
bodies gyrating in the main room. The VIP room is equally 
packed. With luminaries like Roy Davis Jnr, Derrick Carter, 
Boo Williams, Glenn Underground, Spanky and Herbert J of 
Phuture, Gemini, Sneak, Chris Nazuka and Kenny Dixon Jnr, 
all sipping cocktails and schmoozing heartily at the bar, the 
scene is like a visit to the Chicago house hall of fame. No 
wonder a flabbergasted Dubfire says, “Pinch me, please!" as 
he hands Sharam a Stoli and cranberry. 

The proceedings heat up just after midnight, as Dajae takes 
the stage to a thunderous ovation. She’s here to belt out her 
tried and true hits, live not Memorex, and is backed by a 
dazzling four-piece band, complete with two backing 
singers. One of which is the infamous D’Bora. Dajae 
manages to project the same earnestness she does on vinyl 
and seeing her in the flesh (so to speak) further drives home 
the magnitude of her walloping voice and soulful ethos. Her 
presence is captivating. Brilliant work. 

But the fun is only just beginning. Chez Damier tackles a 
competent four-hour set (Carl Craig having failed to show) 
and the Deep Dish boys speed across to the main room, 
where Dubfire steps up to the turntables first He 
immediately lays down a flurry of heaven-sent cuts (most 
notably the J Sinister bootleg remix of KenLou’s 
“Moonshine”). His partner meanwhile pounds down more 
Stoli and cranberries, pumping his fists in the air in 
excitement as he loses his mind along with the punters. 
When it comes to his turn, Sharam continues to annihilate 
the floor, opening with Prana’s Deep Dish-produced “The 
Dream”, then curiously mixing into Michael Watford's 
heartfelt “Inspiration”. From there, the night just gets darker, 
moodier and crazier, until Dajae returns to sing her latest 
single, “Day By Day”. To the delight of the crowd, she then 
drifts into a few bars of her classic, “Brighter Days”, before 
delicately waving goodbye. Man, what a tease. 

Bringing this wonderful party to a close is none other than 
the Cajuai kingpin himself, Cajmere. Slight in build and 
dressed in leather trousers and a tight Iam6 shirt, he is 
clearly feeding off of Deep Dish's limitless energy from the 
moment he takes over the 1 200s. Playing much of his own 
material, he also does his fair share of damage and keeps 
The Shelter rocking right through into the wee hours of 
Sunday morning. 

A night the Windy City and parts beyond will undoubtedly 
be talking about for a long time to come, this one is already 
sitting comfortably in the history books. 

Darren Ressler 

MUZIK 51 


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CLUB FOR LIFE 

Gardening Club 2, London 

CLUB For Life has given us an eternal night-life catchphrase for 
hedonism. Conceived by Shelly Boswell and Jeremy “Fancy Moonwalk 
Pants" Healy, the weekly event was first played-out under the arches 
of London's original Gardening Club on Saturday nights. Uplifting 
house made armpits fashionable and a membership of 4,000 grew 
from its energy. Everything was buzzing until April of this year, when 
Mr Plod changed the rules of clubland overnight and revised the 
license of the venue. 

For a while, the capacity crowd were without a roof over their heads. 
But just like the hope entailed within the pop words of D:Ream, 

“ Thhi-i-i-ings Can Only Get Better". And sure enough, Club For Life 
has found itself a new home. . 

The Saturday night queue outside London’s former Xenons nightspot, 
now renamed Gardening Club 2, is just like it was in the old days. The 
young and the best-dressed of London manage to keep it together until 
they're past the Gestapo-mackintoshed doorman. There is the 
inevitable heavy queue for the cloakroom, before catching-up at the bar 
and half an hour later. . . it's Club For Life once again. 

From the outside, this venue looks like just another posh doorway on 
Piccadilly. Y et once inside, the ground level opens 
up into a comfortable bar, decked out with sofas 
and a small dancefloor. There's somewhere to 
people-watch if you can’t speak or dance. 

Unlike the downstairs level, a subterranean 
cavern, dark and smoky, with plenty of raised 
areas to elevate the mind. This place is built for 
dancing, a proper old disco without the ’teque, 
creating enough vibe to shake your life into the 
high energy that weekends were made for. 

Brandon Block and Laurence Nelson (Healy 
has a 4am, Scarlet Pimpernel-type slot) have 
replaced Chris & James as the Club For Life 
residents, who, surprisingly, are tonight’s guest 
DJs. Mixing up less of their screaming house, 
they replace the old excess of vocals and pianos 
with a deeper (but no less uplifting) groove. The 
punters love it. Especially Roland Browning 
(stage name of the “fat boy" from the golden age 
of “Grange Hill"), who can be seen here most 
weeks, larging it with his mates. 

“I'm here to cater for the crowd," explains 
Shelly Boswell as she shuffles across the floor 
like mother-love herself. "They want good house 
music, hands-in-the-air dancing, ‘aving it all night 
long. . . And that's what I'm giving them." 


Too right darling! 

Rowan Chemin 

DAFT PUNK 

Slam’s Never Get Out Of The Boat, Glasgow 

SO we're in this greenhouse, floating on 
the Clyde and the “next big thing” have just 
taken to the stage. Thomas Bangalter and 
Guy Emmanuel peer into the cluster of 
gadgetry between them and their 
chemically-focused crowd. Slow, deep, 
funked-up moaning eminates from the 
synthesisers. A determined hip hop 
bassline slaps in. The hypnotic, acid Quo 
chords audio-morph from guitars to voice. 
Daft Punk’s first track, “Da Funk", gives 
over to the urgent thrum of 1 ,000 
generators backed by chiselled Moog bass 
noises. Thomas shakes his booty hard and 
the strobe goes wild. So does the 
audience. A gentle hi-hat is assaulted by 
subsonic rumble, becoming introverted 
and distorted. Guy slices the volume in and 
out of the spine-sapping sound and “Alive", 
the duo's debut single, rocks in with a 
Rolling Stones-style bass and orchestral 
pulses propped up by 303 squelches and 
a resolute snare. 

The response is over-the-top. And so it 
should be. This is a crowd who know the 
rumours about Daft Punk are right. 

RoryWoller 

BLACK STAR LINER 

Cafe Mex, Leeds 

FEW bands have managed to bridge the 
gap between rock and dance, but Black 
Star Liner may yet bestride that yawning 
chasm. This is live dance music with stage 
presence and not a nubile dancer in sight. 
Black Star Liner's stirring mix of dubbed- 
up ethno-trance is cut away from most of 


the other trans-global acts by their extreme 
stage behaviour. No knowing 
transcendence here. While the reverb flirts 
with some truly stonking guitar, main man 
Choque belts across the stage, yells into 
the mic and jumps into the audience. 

One member of the band.Tino, is absent. 
They miss his chaotic splutterings of hip 
hop, so Choque fills in, laying a series of 
feverishly improvised vocals overthe guitar, 
the sitar and the rumbling bass. He spends 
a song screaming, “Prince Nassem 
Hamed" and another inviting writs by 
working through the choruses of “Roll With 
It", "I Wanna Be Adored" and "Paperback 
Writer”. He is playing the northern hero, the 
new Tommy T rinder (“ The day war broke 
out, the wife said to me . . ."). 

Then he's off again, sprinting across the 
stage, knees up in the air. At first it looks 
like Madness. Then, in a flash, you get it. 

The white shirt, chest out, feet flying. The 
spitting imageofTony Yeboah. Trap, 
sway, balance, shoot. He grabs hold of 
the mic and shouts “Leeds United four, 
Wimbledon two.” 

Great cabaret. Great band. 

Vaughan Allen 

MYSTIK JOURNEYMEN 

The Richmond, Brighton 

TRUE to the spirit of hip hop, Oakland's 
Mystik Journeymen organise jams and sell 
tapes to like minds the world over. They 
also manage to run a fanzine called 
“Unsigned And Hella Broke". 

What this underground education seems 
to have taught them is the importance of the 
live show. They have a different angle to the 


big-name signings, the artists who've spent 
more time counting dollars than they have 
performing. The artists who come to the 
UK, rattle through three or four of their hit 
tunes and hop on the first plane out of here. 
While Vision and PSC only rap over DATs, 
they make their material breathe and their 
show feel alive. 

The duo’s deliveries are tight, their 
commitment is without question and 
there's also a genuine sense of involvement 
with the crowd. Vision fixes his eyes on an 
individual and raps at them. If, in one of their 
stories, he envisions a spaceship coming 
from the sky, on stage he actually sees it. 
PSC leaps around, eyes wide as he enacts 
another tale. On a tune like “Depths Of 
Survival", their voices stretch way beyond 
the established perimeters of rap. 

Mystik Journeymen leave the stage 
sweating and prompty sell another heap 
of tapes. Y ou can’t helping thinking that 
they won’t be unsigned and hella broke 
for too much longer. 
lAfillAshon 

DJ SKULL 

Final Frontier at Club UK, London 

REPUTATIONS count for little at Final 
Frontier, where the knowledgeable and 
up-for-it crowd are used to making ruthless 


choices between “The world's finest DJs" 
and unknown locals who often steal the 
show. The hardest room of the three 
spaces (in terms of bpms and difficulty in 
holding people's interest) is the Cosmic 
Cave, a large sweatbox seemingly 
designed for pure escapism. 

It’s here that DJ Skull, Chicago’s latest 
sensation, makes his UK debut up against 
the excellent Electric Orgasm in The 
Shangri La room and resident spinner, 
Gayle San, in The Tribal Temple. Playing 
miminal acid tracks, he resists the 
temptation to rely solely on piledriver 
crescendos. Instead, he builds a gradual 
groove which keeps many of the stripped- 
to-the-waist purists with their hands in the 
air throughout the whole set. With 
occasional shuddering stops thrown in 
(presumably to give everybody a rest), he 
engages the crowd rather than winning 
them over completely. Which is still some 
achievement for a debut slot. 

Final Frontier plan to re-book him shortly. 
No matter that he failed to showfor his 
Digital Nation slot the following week 
because he was deported. Which, as far 
as excuses go, is a pretty good one. On 
the strength of this performance alone, 
he deserves to be allowed back into the 
country as soon as possible. 

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CAMEL AIR RAVE 

Las Vegas, Nevada 

WHAT happens when you fly 500 Germans across the Atlantic to spend three days in the 
desert outside Las Vegas? With the supreme influence of empathogens and hardcore 
techno, UFOs can seem very real. 

Under the auspices of their Camel-sponsored jaunt, also known as The Move, 
Germany's Megacult have landed what has to be the best outdoor party of the year. Or at 
least it appears that way. But I’ll get to that in a minute. 

This year, the organisers decide to go intercontinental and bring their party to America. 

In a similar vein to the outdoor Full Moon parties going on in the nearby deserts of 
California, they celebrate the symbiotic relationship between the crater-like terrain of 
Nevada, mind-bending drugs and heavy electronic sounds. 

The Germans emerge from their transcontinental flight (replete with dancefloor and DJs) 
to the Friday warm-up party, which features an unbelieveable line-up of America’s most 
expensive house spinners, including Frankie Knuckles, Tony Humphries, Masters At 
Work, David Morales and Roger Sanchez. It’s too bad that their monstrous sounds seem 
like they're being pumped through a 1 0-inch ghetto-blaster on the floor. It's just as well 
the music is far too excellent for most to care. 

Luckily, Saturday night doesn't fall prey to such problems. Even though Laurent Gamier 
fails to show, Richie Hawtin can’t get clearance into the US, Doc Martin and Mark Lewis 
have other plans, and Speedy J falls ill, the event is still huge. Some 3,500 Stateside 
ravers from as far away as San Francisco, Chicago and Denver join the Germans to shake 
their stuff. Upon arriving at the site, the scene takes on a weird, “Close Encounters" feel, 
mainly thanks to an enormous pyramid-shaped scaffold lit from up above us with brilliant 
lights and lasers. 

The sound is like nothing I’ve heard before. Suspended on all four walls of the pyramid 
are rib-shaking stacks which pump out enough volume to raise the walking dead back on 
Las Vegas Boulevard. The crowd inside the mothership, submerged in bass, are treated 
to the likes of John Acquaviva, Super DJ Dimiti and Derrick May, 
each laying down the acidic techno cuts fast and hard. Josh 
Wink mixes it up with a breakbeat interlude straight out of 
Cypress Hill and Westbam also gains much praise for his 
intensely built trance set. The VIP tent, meanwhile, has the 
housier strains of Africa Islam and the Funky Techno 
Tribe/Global Underworld DJs. 

As the sunrise breaks over the hill tops, the Los Angeles- 
based Electric Skychurch duo wow the Germans with their 
spiritual strains, reminding the visitors of their own Moontribe 
parties. And as Sunday blossoms, there's a special VIP pool 
party back at the hotel for the air ravers. Marusha takes to the 
decks with her characteristic mixes and fellow guests are educated in 
the basics of techno. 

Personally, I wasn't swayed by the pre-event hype. Many of the DJs 
backed out and even more party people expressed their fears over 
what they saw as a corporate rave. However, much to my disbelief, 
this was really quite a feat. Those Germans sure do know how to have 
a good time. 

Todd C Roberts 

machines. Colin body 
pops from keyboard to 
computer, carrying the 
crowd with him. The roof 
drips sweat onto the 
machines, but nothing is 
going to electrify the band except perhaps 
the energy they are creating. Free-form 
acid improvisation cuts across the racing 
beats of “Bad Boy" as Cisco bends the 
303, the top-knot and goatee contingent 
shaking to each squeak. 

By the end, there’s enough cheering to fill 
a stadium. Cisco turns to the desk and 
unleashes a bass riff as the duo pile into a 
totally improvised number. Sven is back in 
his booth, but even he is willing to forgo a 
few minutes of DJing for this delight. And 
that’s praise indeed. 

Vaughan Allen 


THE ADVENT 

The Omen, Frankfurt 

THEY don't have much timefor subtlety in 
Frankfurt. Not with Sven Vath pumping out 
the beats, building and building the noise 
for his hungry technoid host. It takes a 
crow-bar to prise him off the turntables. 

But The Advent don’t disappoint. The 
crowd simply turn their collective head from 
the DJ booth to the stage, hardly missing a 
beat as Colin and Cisco pulse their way into 
German hearts. To not lose a single 
member of the crowd built up by an on-form 
Vath is an achievement. To keep up the 
tempo, the passion and the power is simply 
extraordinary. Vath is so impressed, he’s on 
the stage with them by the end of their 
opening track, “It One Jah", pumping his 
arms, exhorting the crowd. 

Y elps of appreciation greet each shaft of 
analogue white noise as Colin and Cisco 
attack their mixing desk, samplers and drum 


HERBAL TEA PARTY'S 
SECOND BIRTHDAY 

Rockworld, Manchester 

MADHATTERS in mad hats and wide-eyed 
Alices lost in Wonderland merge into an 
homogenous sweat-fest of pierced flesh 
and tattooed limbs, all awash in a sea of 
serotonin. It could only be a Herbal Tea 
Party. Predictable, but high-ly effective, 
this fortnightly brew offers an hypnotic 
blend of 303-driven techno and searing 
Ultra Violet rays with enough smiles to 
stock a 24-hour smile shop. 

Now celebrating their second birthday, 
Herbal Tea Party’s explosive popularity can 
be tracked via a change of location from an 
Irish social club, the New Ardri, to a mega- 
club, Rockworld, where an additional 
chill-out room offers more space and a little 
iced ambience. Over-seeing the action is 
Herbal host and resident DJ, Rob Fletcher, 
who tonight gets together with VIP guests 
Charlie Hall, Andrew Weatherall and David 


Holmes. There’s also a set 
from Neil Landstrumm.the 
nerve-blasting Psyche and Peacefrog 
darling. Despite extra capacity, Rockworld 
is so ram-packed with writhing bodies just 
reaching for the burn, there's barely room to 
swing your dreadlocks. 

As Alice said, these tea parties just get 
curiouserand curiouser. . . 

Rachel Newsome 

CHRONICLES OF THE BEATS 

The Zap, Brighton 

GLOBAL Communication really ask for it 
sometimes. You can’t go around playing 
snatches of the “Sportsnight" theme and 
expect to get away with, can you? So. . . 

For most of tonight, the latest fixture in the 
monthly Chronicles Of The Beats club, the 
two teams adopt a three-deck formation. 

Joe 2000 and AJ Kwame (both formerly of 
RPM, the Mo' Wax act) play the scratcher 
system and yield early results. A solid bit 
of play builds from KRS- 1 's "MCs Act Like 
They Don’t Know" and, using some fancy 
wrist flicks, they work it into the back of 
the net. One-Nil. 

There's no denying that Global 
Communication play a beautiful game for 
the next century. In front of the Technics 
back three, they employ CD players, 
samplers and microphones, with the 
singers up front. But they severely over- 
complicate their moves and eclecticism 
sinks into dilettantism. A scrambled attack 
of drum ‘n’ bass yields their only score of 
the night. One-One. 

Joe 2000 picks up the ball from deep in his 
own half and undertakes a solo foray 


ranging from the oldest of old skool to Ol' 
Dirty Bastard, scratched and beaten to a 
pulp. Two-One. Kwame comes back for 
the ultimate rumble in the jungle. He 
shoots, he scores. Three-One. 

Can you hear The Zap End sing? You 
sure as hell can. 

Will Ashon 

STREETRAVE 

The Arches, Glasgow 

STREETRAVE'S Ricky Magowan and 
Jamsy are Scotland's self-professed hearty 
party monsters. The events which they 
held in the departure lounge of Prestwick 
Airport have gone down as legends and 
the DJs who have guested at their Salsa 
and Colours nights read like a Who's Who 
of the dance demi-decade. 

Tonight, they’re celebrating six years of 
club promotion and they're doing it in style. 
This Arches sell-out features the biggest 
concentration of house DJs Scotland 
has ever seen, including Jeremy Healy, 
Brandon Block, Alistair Whitehead, Danny 
Rampling and Graeme Park. Park and 
Rampling play a colourful hard house set 
in the first arch, while Healy is outrageously 
cheesey in the second. Inevitably, the 
up-for-it crowd love his less-than-inspired 
commercial segueing. 

Come the end, Ricky and Jamsy are 
nowhere to be seen. So are they off on a 
drug-crazed binge? Nah, they're tucked up 
in bed at the hotel, hiding from the Fubar 
crowd who are trying to make them keep 
the celebrations going. 

RoryWeller 



FLAVA OF THE MONTH 

Subterania, London 

OVER the last year, Flava Of The Month has 
established itself as one of the leading hip 
hop nights in the capital, simply by staying 
true to the music. There are no gimmicks, 
there's no front. Tonight, they are 
supposed to be celebrating their first 
birthday with US freestyle sensation, 
Madskillz, flying in to headline. If only his 
improvisational abilities had got him from 
his apartment to the airport. 

Nevertheless, nobody leaves the venue 
dissatisfied. Mystik Journeymen and DJ 
279 play fine early sets, the latter helped 
out by the mighty mellow Big T ed on the 
mic. Blak Twang then deliver a long and 
tight performance, showing just how 
much they improve with every gig. A few 
months ago, a British crowd would not 
have taken any notice of these South 
Londoners. But tonight they command 
respect, attention and appreciation. 

Next up are Little Shawn and his DJ. 
Sporting goalkeepers’ jerseys which 
make them look like The Rene Higuita 
Experience, they weave their way through 
an extremely lacklustre bunch of tracks 
and a lot of shout outs to "the ladies". 

The end result isn’t so much Dorn Perignon 
as the remains of yesterday’s bottle of 
Vimto. It's no surprise when Shawn gets 
a rousing London send-off (“Boooool"). 

The crowd are, however, soon set 
dancing again as the tall frame of New 
York's Stretch Armstrong settles behind 
the decks. Cutting progressively smaller 
chunks of hip hop greats into a whole, the 
sounds of recognition from the dancefloor 
speed up until they become a constant 
boom. It’s not flash or spectacular, but it’s 
effective. Essentially because it's all about 
the music. The Flava Of The Month ethos 
wins through once more. 

Will Ashon 

RETURN TO THE SOURCE 

Brixton Academy, London 

MAYBE it was the carefully-directed crystal 
power. Or maybe the rumours of the 
presence of an high-quality intoxicant were 
true. Either way, Return To The Source 
tonight succeeded in creating a truly 
wonderful vibe. 

A mixed bunch of day-glo dreads join the 
hardcore clubbers in trancing out to a wave 
of sound which undulates between classic 
mid-tempo Goa trance cuts and ultra-hard 
banging techno. Tsuyoshi, Mark Allen and 
Sid Shanti are in control of the decks, their 
sets mixing between live slots from the likes 
of Hallucinogen, Medicine Drum and Doof, 
all of whom perform in the cavernous, but 
heaving, main room. Astralasia meanwhile 
strut their stuff in the foyer. 

Unlike some other large-scale events, 
tonight's performers excell at continuing 
and developing the vibe rather than 
breaking it up with each artist change. 

The result is atripped-out rollercoaster 
ride which just keeps getting better and 
better. The highlight is the entire three' 
hours between two and five in the morning. 
In fact, the only downer is the 6am finish. 

The packed Academy could have gone 
on dancing until noon. 

Jonty Addertey 

D INFLUENCE 

The Astoria, London 

D INFLUENCE close the Soho Jazz Festival 
with a performance which confirms them as 
one of Britain's most polished live acts. 
Dressed all in white, they fuse classic r&b 
with elements of rave for a capacity crowd 
whose diversity (from screw-faced b-boys 
to air horn-wielding soul boys) underlines 
the group's breadth of style. 

Everybody in the venue is dripping with 


sweat and, after the multi-racial rap of The 
Brotherhood and some heavy funk vibes 
from Raw Stylus, there is a palpable sense 
of anticipation for the headliners. 

As D Influence loosely amble onto the 
stage, there is instantly a connection 
between the audience and the band. It 
may have something to do with them being 
a home-town crew made good. Songs 
such as “Waiting", “Always And Forever" 
and “Good 4 We" are greeted as the 
anthems they have become. 

But the best is yet to come and, with the 
help of veteran soul vocalist Paul Johnson, 
D Influence treat The Astoria to an 
extensive encore. It's no wonder the 
applause is still ringing out long after 
they’ve left the stage. 

Jake Barnes 

VURT 

Harry Lime’s, Portsmouth 

ASK the average clubber for their idea of 
hell and a foggy Monday night in 
Portsmouth might well be near the top of 
their list. Most would assume that the 
chances of finding a decent club anywhere 
in this town would be somewhat less than, 
well, less than zero. 

Such pre-conceptions, however, haven't 
deterred the grandly-named Portsmouth 
Electronic Systems. Taking over a bar 
decorated in post-colonial meets Bet 
Lynch style and renaming it Vurt, they ram 
it full of good times and hard sounds. And 
the public, even on this first night, have 
responded well. 

A pick ‘n’ mix selection of yoof types are 
crammed together under one roof and in a 
tiny dance area. Everyone you've ever seen 
at a rave over the last seven years is here. 
The prats in their hats, the bongo beaters 
and the "I thought hemlines were above the 
crotch this year" brigade. Even if Colin 
Faver is handicapped by the lack of 
monitors and the music is on a techno-lite 
tip, there's no denying the sweat, the 
excitement and the passion of the crowd. 

Cheap and cheerful, Vurt is the first stage 
in Electronic Systems’ attempt to bring real 
techno madness to Portsmouth. They’re 
encouraging people to find happiness in a 
tortured squeal. And providing new hope 
for Monday nights. 

Vaughan Allen 

REPEAT 

The Blue Note, London 

ARE Repeat the first techno supergroup? 
The line-up may not combine Hartnoll, 
Paterson or Saunderson, but if you’re 
looking for the proud heart of Britain's finest 
underground techno diplomats, you can't 
really beat Mark Broom, Dave Hill and 
former Black Doggers Ed ‘n’ Andy. Even 
the most casual of listens to Repeat’s 
eponymous debut album for A1 3 reveals a 
panoply of electronic delights, as infinite as 
the grains of the Sahara desert. 

Tonight, they’re launching “Repeat" with 
a live performance which is both 
confounding and confusing. The lack of 
visual stimulants means there's little to 
focus on beyond the spartan waves of 
distended frequencies and the 
bewilderingly idiosyncratic rhythms which 
are far more discreet on the disc. As a 
result, sounds and concentration come and 
go. Sometimes it's like Basic Channel 
doing trip hop, all mind-warping minimalism 
over low-down drum patterns. Sometimes 
it's like remixed out-takes from Black Dog’s 
“Spanners". Troubling, mercurial, freestyle. 

But it doesn’t gel into one action-packed 
edge-of-the-seat drama. Loose and 
experimental, it’s an inevitable by-product 
of the quartet's working techniques. 

Way out, with no way out. 

Calvin Bush 



UNDERWORLD 

The Arches, Glasgow 

CHAOS in the inner city. On Glasgow's American Corner, a young girl lies 
screaming on the pavement, hands manacled behind her back as no less than six 
policemen struggle to contain her. Victim, drug dealer or jelly-loaded aggressor? 

No idea. Which makes it even more disturbing. It’s in the unlikeliest of places that 
terror appears, dramatically displacing feelings of safety. 

Glasgow isn’t always like this. It's just, somehow, this image perfectly captures the 
sense of urban dislocation and the journeys through a suburbia at odds with itself 
which, at their finest, Underworld always manage to capture. That "Night train from 
Romford" never seemed quite such a daunting prospect. The “ Girl in cocktail bar" 
never felt quite so uneasy about her situation. One step out of line, right onto the far 
side of the tracks. 

Tonight, Underworld are returning to The Arches, where two years ago and at three 
gigs old, they truly came of age. This time they're working hard. Stuck in the back 
arch and doing it without the whip-up support of the Slam DJs, they battle against the 
kind of acoustics last heard on your grandad’s Dansette when he absent-mindedly 
left his socks in the speakers. 

It’s a marathon performance, clocking in at over two hours, intertwining the most 
distinctive elements of “Dubnobasswithmyheadman" with proof that next year's 
follow-up will see them continue to transcend the pig-pen of the dancefloor. The 
set-up has changed, too. Emerson has abandoned his role of cutting in acetate 
grooves from the decks in favour of fellow Boys Own bedfella, Darren Price, 
dropping tracks in and out of the mix. 

And what a journey it is. From dazzling to cruising to baffling to wonderful, it's that 
typical Underworld flow of kinetics which so inspires visual association. At times, it's 
like watching several films all at once, as the deranged tension overload of “Rez" gives 
way to some raw, minimal aggression which fibrillates under your every pore. You're 
Robert De Niro scowling the “Mean Streets", boggling at the human flotsam, or 
Keanu Reeves behind the wheel of a runaway bus. Yeah, a good night out with 
Underworld is empowerment, it's'being allowed to dream the widest you ever dared. 
The success of Underworld's live show continues to be unique. They still play faster 
and looser than any of their contemparies. Swerving between the syncopated drums 
of “Knuckx" and the pile-driving guitar-wah of "Dog Man Go Woof” without ever 
launching into a wholesale reproduction of the originals, you’re left with the notion 
that everything is teetering on the brink, like Wile E Coyte chasing Road Runner out 
into the Grand Canyon. 

The rhythms aren’t just unstoppable, they're also barely containable. There are 
moments you recognise, but then wacking great chunks of avant-rock threaten to 
crush you with their anonymity. There’s safety in the groove and peril in the 
transience. And when it's all over, you breathe a sigh of relief, welcome the return 
of normality, and swiftly sign up for the next fairground ride on the night-train to first- 
class subconscious mania and ultimate contentment. 

Calvin Bush 


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Jules In The Crown 


The Daisy 




CREAM’S THIRD BIRTHDAY 

Nation, Liverpool 

THE age of corporate clubbing is in 
top gear. And clubs don’t come a 
whole lot more corporate than 
Cream. In clubs like this one, it's not 
just about dancing any more. It's 
also about buying the compilation 
album, wearing the bomber jacket, 
flying as part of the travel package 
to Ibiza and soon. 

A detailed debate of the rights and 
wrongs of this state of affairs would 
take up the best part of an entire 
magazine. But what matters here 
and now is whether Cream's third 
birthday party was a stormer. If 
everybody was havin’ it large. And if 
the detractors are correct in saying 
corporate clubs are killing the 
original spirit of the rave scene. 

The answers to these three 
questions are: Absolutely. Totally. 
And not necessarily. The beauty of 
Cream is that it has maintained an 
edge. In spite ofthe business empire 
growing up around it, the promoters' 
ultimate aim remains to rock the 
crowd big time, keeping everyone 
happy. But then that’s obvious. If 
they hadn’t retained this goal for 
the last three years, they wouldn’t 
be where they are now. And one of 
the keys to Cream’s success lies in 
the fact that promoters are as much a 
party posse aS their punters. They're 
passionate about having a good time. 

Cream’s anniversary celebrations 
are held over two consecutive nights 
and the place is teeming by midnight 
on the Friday. Around 2,500 people 
have packed themselves into the two 
gigantic rooms and the smaller side 
room. More to the point, every one of 
them is going for it like there’s no 
tomorrow. It’s instantly clear that 
those who equate Cream with 
commercial fluffiness are making an 
huge mistake. These days, an 
increasing number of the club’s 
masses appearto be acquiring a 
taste for harder arid trippier grooves. 

. Walking into the back room, whr.ere 
Paul Oakenfold is Goa, Goa, Goa-ing 
for it, you can literally feel the drive 
of the crowd. They're totally 
mesmerised, but it doesn’t stop them 
making one hell of a racket. When 
Oakey drops Future Sound Of 
London’s “Papua New Guinea" in the 
middle of his spt, this is the best place 
in the whole world. No question. Just 
as there is no question that the music 
which gets the most mental reactions 
of the weekend is trance, the harder 
and more acidic the better. 


DJ Misjah & DJ Tim’s “Access” is one 
of Cream's birthday anthems. Josh 
Wink’s “Higher State Of 
Consciousness” is another. 

The fact everybody here knows all 
these tracks back to front doesn't 
matter one iota. They’re out there, 
they’re off on it, they’re 101 per cent 
into the boom, the crackle and the 
squelch. Take Danny Rampling’s set. 
Every epic breakdown and 303 sound 
he fires off is soon soaked up by the 
amorphous mass of skin and sweat. 


With MC Kinky’s verses adding extra 
spurts of adrenalin now and then, 
bedlam ensues. Ortakethe way Jon 
Pleased Wimmin ends the Friday 
night. Or Justin Robertson, pumping 
it hard ‘n’ harsh the next day. Or 
Judge Jules, bass-quaking the 
massive covered courtyard. 

On top of all this, there’s plenty of 
good quality house music from the 
likes of Rocky & Diesel, Andy Carroll 
and the criminally underrated Doc 
Martin. Even Chaka Khan has a piece 


Darren Hughes 


Groouesome threesome 


ofthe action. Sheperformsa 
selection of her classic cuts on the 
Saturday and very moving it is too. 
But after that, it’s back to the berserk 
dancefloor activity. It’s hardly 
surprising that the glasses of cold 
water which the Cream staff place on 
the bar disappear so rapidly. They 
keep reappearing, though. If only a 
few more promoters showed this 
kind of respect for their crowds. 

Even when Cream have shut up 
shop, Liverpool just can’t stop 
rocking. A visit to the cafe next door 
and later it’s off to the pubs, where 
the records keep spinning 
throughoutSundayafternoon. This 
city has been often portrayed as a 
drab, depressing place, but today 
nobody here is in the least bit 
interested in winding down with a 
pot of tea and a duvet. 

All in all, it adds up to an excellent 
:ekend. Forget the compilation and 
fcipmber jacket. Just remember 
the top fucking party. I 
where the true spirit of Cn 
Always has done, alwj 
Camilo Rocha 


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THE PUNTERS 


JUSTIN ROBERTSON (left): 
"Good, clean fun. A lot of people 
knock it, but it's a big club and it’s 
always full, always succesf ul.” 


CARROLL: 

“It means great 
parties. Simple 
as that.” 


JAMES 
BARTON: 
“Everything. 
It’s my whole 



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Francois Kervorkian 

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)just past five o'clock and the twin elevators of 254 West 54th Street are packed with tired office workers 
heading home for a quick meal and some time with their loved ones, before waking up in a few hours to retrace 
their footsteps again tomorrow. However, on the 1 6th floor, at Francois Kervorkian's Axis Studios, the legendary 
DJ/producer isfarfrom reaching theend of his work. 

As the proprietor of Axis, one of New York City's most acclaimed recording facilities (which is located just a few 
steps away from the site of the legendary disco wonderland, Studio 54), there simply aren't enough hours in the 
day for the man known asFK. 

Half-shaven and dressed in dark sweatpants, a matching T-shirt and sandals 

(with socks!), his appearance is slightly 
deshevelled. DannyTenaglia hasa 
session here tonight, remixing a track 
forTheShamen.and Kervorkian 
musters up his crack team, giving out 
instructions with the fervour of an 
inspirational guru. Everything has to be 
taken care of before he can slip into one 
of the midi rooms and talk about his 
glorious past and his bright future. 

And what a strange trip it's already 
been for him. 

Born in Rodez, France, 41 years ago, 

Kervorkian was raised in the suburbs of 
Paris. He wentto college to study 
biochemical engineering, while at the 
same time juggling a fascination for playing the drums. He moved to New York 
City in 1 975 and started gigging with assorted rEtb cover bands, later getting 
hired to play alongside DJ Walter Gibbons at Galaxy 21 . Shortly afterwards, 


Kervorkian began feeling his way around the 
recording studio and started editing together 
classic disco medleys. 

Crafting his mixing abilities on the turntables, 
he eventually put down his drum sticks in favour 
of manning the decks at posh Stateside spots like 
New York, New York. With hisgrowing reputation, 
he parlayed his mixing prowess into an AEtR gig 
at Prelude Records, where he was responsible for 
overseeing a fair number of club hits. It also gave 
him the opportunity to remix Musique's "(Push 
Push) In The Bush". 

Kervorkian subsequently worked on other 
remixes with Larry Levan, while occasionally DJing 
at Studio 54, Paradise Garage, Better Days and Club 
Zanzibar. By the mid-Eighties, he was one of the 
most in-demand studio bods in the biz, landing 
such high-profile clients as U2, Yazoo, Kraftwerk, 
Diana Ross, The Cure, Ashford £t Simpson and 
Thomas Dolby. 

Last, but not least, came Axis Studios, which he 
opened in 1 987. Madonna has recorded here, as 
have CEtC Music Factory, Mariah Carey, Deee-Lite 
and Teddy Riley. And although he has proved 
himself to be quite a businessman, Kervorkian 
remains the consummate, ever-thoughtful artist. 
Three weeks prior to our meeting, he unleashed 
his enthralling "FK EP” on his own Wave imprint. 
Since recording the EP, which has been picked up 
by Open Records in the UK, he has kept himself 
busy by mixing Erasure's latest album, as well as 
serving up deep remixes of their "Stay With Me" 
and "Fingers And Thumbs” singles. 

Despite not DJing between 1983 and 1990, he's 
also recently been shooting off to Japan to play 
wonderfully eclectic, marathon 10-hoursets. 

And he’s even thrown in some cameos at the 
Sound Factory Bar in New York along the way. 


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YES, FK is back in a big way. But as he likes to 
point out, this is only the beginning. 

"For me, the 'FK EP' isjust a collection of 
dance music ditties I was toying around 
with," he says, his eyes rolling around the 
room as if trying to focus on a thought. 

"One of the tracks was supposed to have been for an LFO remix, but I never 
heard back from them. I thought, ‘It's a good track, so why not put it out?"' 

Kervorkian also has an album all ready to go, but he's in no hurry to release it. 

He says it features everything from deep cuts to handbag anthems. 

"There's a lot more material which I've worked on and I have a concept for a 
real solo album. It's something I'd eventually like to put a lot of time and 
energy into. I’m always recording and I have literally shelves full of master 
tapes. I decided to put together four songs which seemed coherent and the 
four I chose made up the EP." 

Kervorkian knows full well the inescapable evils and, more specifically, the 
economic realities of making music in this age of multi-media technology. 

Which is why, after sitting backand watching the industry pitting style over 
substance for so long, he took a stand and set up his Wave label. The first 
release was Floppy Sounds' "Downtime", a post-ambient album currently 
available in the UK on Slip 'N' Slide. 

"I started Wave after witnessing the assembly line mentality of most major 
labels. I despise that ‘flavour of the week' syndrome. That's absolutely not 
how I see music. I want to put out records which are special and actually 
mean something to the people who are buying them."^ 


MUZIK 61 


Francois Kervorkian 


FLOPPY 
SOUNDS 

TAKE The Orb's tranquility 
ami expansive aural 
expressionism, fuse it with 
dour electro and industrial 
beats a la Cabaret Voltaire 
and Throbbing Gristle, and 
you will have an inkling of 
the contrasting elements 
influencing Floppy Sounds. 

Led by Rob Rives, who has 
worked as an engineer at 
Francois Kervorkian's Axis 
Studios for the last four 
years, and rounded out 
by Lane Craven and Will 
Soto, they are New York's 
quirkiest post-ambient 
group. Floppy Sounds 
seem determined to bring 
a hefty dose of angst and 
chaos to the normally 
passive chill-out room. 

"As a kid, I messed around 
with synths in my garage," 
recalls Rives. "When I came 
to New York, I started 
learning production Rob Riv« 

techniques and thought, 

'Oh, I can do this. I can make 
my own music'. That's basically how 
Floppy Sounds started." 

Part of the reason why the group's 
Wave debut album, "Downtime", is so 
left-of-centre is because Rives and his 
assorted band of byte-heads aren't DJs 
concerned with rocking dancefloors. 

"Yeah, that's what gives Floppy Sounds 
its flavour," agrees Rives, happily . "We 
are coming at the music from a sonic 
perspective rather than a desire to do 
an obvious club project.” 

Still, if anyone knows about waxing a 
great track, it's Rives. During his present 
tenure at Axis, where lie's been working 
under Kervorkian's tutelage, he has been 
involved in sessions with Todd Terry, CFtC 
Music Factory and Louie Vega. While 
recent clients include Danny Tenaglia 
and Johnny Vicious. But when it comes 
to crafting Floppy Sounds' tracks, it's 
more about forging a heady spirit and 
building an edgy vibe. 

“Our album is druggy, with a tough, 

New York feel to it," declares Rives. 

“I love those Detroit tracks which have 
monotonous beats. They don't let up 
until the twist comes in. But our stuff is 
a little bit more frantic and the sounds 
constantly change. Good music should 
be a like a tough journey." 

Though he knows his album hurts so 
good, Rives concedes that it's a hard 
trip to take on a frequent basis. 

"'Downtime' isn't the kind of record you 
can play every day," chuckles this 
workaholic, who clocks up an average of 
GO hours behind the console during a 
typical week. "I think it demands more 
attention than normal ambient records 
which just float along in a state of bliss. 
Floppy Sounds make neurotic ambient 
music and this record definitely reflects 
my personality. I mean, sure, I like to chill 
out, but I just never find the time to do it." 



Rob Rives (left) and Francois Kervorkian 


Which brings us to the subject of Wave's indie 
peers, some of whom have a mentality which led Li'l 
Louis to describe them on vinyl as, "Copy machines 
that spit out song after song". FK bristles at the 
thoughtand agrees. 

"Because of the stark realities of the distribution 
and manufacturing side of the music business, the 
distributors won't pay you unless you keep putting 
records into the pipelines. If you keep generating 
volume, then they have 


"Dance music has 
fragmented and 
diversified, but I 
think it's healthy 
and I can sense 
new energies 
moving into the 
picture" 


to pay you in order to 
getyournext record." 

Kervorkian has strong 
ideas about how Wave 
should be run (the crux 
being lessiscertainly 
more), but he also wants 
to make Wave successful. 

He’s hoping to establish a 
solid image by releasing 
music which will out-live 
the usual three-week 
lifespan of club records. 

In the same way that 
people back in the old 

days used to walk into Vinylmania, pick up the latest 
Nu Groove 1 2-inch and buy it without even having 
heard it, brand recognition is his ultimate goal. 

“As a DJ, I feel I shouldn't be subjected to a lot of 
the records I get," he says. “Most of them shouldn't 
have made it past the AFtR department. Wave is 
trying to remain a boutique operation, where we 
groom specific acts. Which makes the label 
different from those who just want to put out 
records. We want to build a catalogue which has 
substance. We want it to keep inspiring people. 
"The key is that I have recording facilities, which I 
toiled and slaved very hard to get. If it gives mean 
edge over other people, then so be it. If the time 
comes when I'm forced to release records I don't 
like, well, I would rather go out of business. There 
should never come a point where you feel you 
want to compromise the music." 

WITH Wave seemingly destined for success, it's 
clear that Kervorkian's love of club culture is as 


strong as ever. He still buys between 10 and 20 records a week and 
his ears are constantly wide open. The world around him may be 
changing rapidly, but Kervorkian remains eager to blaze new trails. 

He refuses to live in the past. 

Viewing music on a cultural and even asocio-economical level, he's 
determined to push the proverbial envelope way into the millennium. 
What truly rocks his world is spinning records and playing mind games 
with a packed dancefloor willing to go on hisfantastiejourney. 

"I've always followed my passion for music," he says. "There's so 

much great music out there, it's my duty to find a way to 
make it fit the crowd I'm playing to. It usually worksout 
okay. In Europe, I've been booed when I play slow songs, 
but I can take that. Here in America, I feel complete 
freedom. It's the same with clubs in Japan." 

While he appears humble when talking about his 
legacy, Kervorkian quietly reveals the stack of aces up 
h is sleeve. His va u Its a re packed with unreleased tracks 
which he cut with Loleatta Holloway back around the 
time he produced "Strong Enough" for her. He says these 
will see the light of day when the time is right. There's 
also a scheduled release from a jazz group, as well as a 
new Floppy Sounds album on the horizon. Beyond that, 
he remains tight-lipped about his work in progress. 

"I'm very upbeat about the future. There are a lot of 
surprises in store from Wave and from the two sub- 
labels which will be debuted in 1996. I think they will establish us, 
give us more of a major presence on the scene. I feel incredibly 
excited about the next few years. Dance music has fragmented and 
diversified, but I think it's healthy and I can sense new energies 
moving into the picture. 

"I'm also so happy to be DJing again. It keeps me at the very heart of 
things. Being a DJ gives you a great opportunity to travel and seethe 
world. You feel like you're bridging all types of cultural gaps with 
people from all over the planet, helping dance culture to become a 
global phenomenon. It's tremendously exciting to be a part of that. 

It's great to make music which is accepted and liked by people." 

Given all of his accomplishments, life for Francois Kervorkian has 
never been so good and so challenging. Even at the most basic level. 
"You play a really great record and everybody starts screaming and 
waving their hands in the air. How could anyone ever gettired of 
creating that kind of magic?" 

The ‘FK EP’ and Floppy Sounds’ ‘Downtime’ album 
are out now on Open and Slip ‘N’ Slide, respectively. 
Kervorkian’s remix of Erasure’s 'Fingers And Thumbs’ 
is available on Mute 


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Volume 3 : Mainlining 


Featuring tracks from 


\ Biosphere 


Emmanuel Top 


Sven Van Hees 


Acid Jesus and Humate 






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Fabio j 

wordsCalvin Bush pictures Vincent MacDonald 







TH Ehistory of Fabio is the history of an alternative British club culture. A culture which left behind the world of techno and house to immerse 
itself in the groove-lock of the breakbeat. It's the history of a music and a scene which turned its back on public opinion, media hype and easy 
options. A history which capitalised on neglectto come up with some of the most radically beautiful sounds to emerge since the Detroit innovators 



first swept these shores. 

As 1 995 draws to a close, one club above all others has catalysed this new musical revolution. It's a revolution you'll only hear in your head. It has 
no political agenda and no new narcotic high to offer. Except, that is, the sheer joy of discovery. It'sa music which is progressive, accessible, radical 
and overpoweringly fresh. 

Forget whatyou've heard or read. Speed, the Thursday night at London's Mars Bar, will some day be mentioned in the same breath as those 
acid house hotbeds, Shoom and Spectrum. Or New York's Paradise Garage and Sound Factory. Launched one year ago this month by Fabio and 
LTJ Bukem, to allow them to explore the furthest edgesof jungle, it has set a creative pace which no other club in Britain can hope to match. 

With the artof drum 'n' bass moving swiftly into its formative years, it is Fabio who is providing the inspiration and the education for the next 
generation of groundbreakers. 

Using Speed and his Kiss FM slots asa forum, Fabio isn't just loosening the boundaries ofdrum 'n' bass. Lie's rewriting the 
agenda. If British modern art would almost certainly wither without the patronage of the Saatchis, then the same could be said 
of Fabio's relationship with the jungle phuturists. Alex Reece, Wax Doctor, Photek and Hidden Agenda, not to mention Goldie 
and Bukem, all acknowledge the difference his support has made. Not bad for a DJ who hasn't ventured into the studio for 
fiveyearsand who was thinking of jacking the whole thing in only 18 months ago. 

The music Fabio pioneers is both a distillation of and reaction to all that has gone before. House, soul, jazz, techno and rap 
have all played their part in his story. So what better way to trace hisarrival at today’scrossroadsforjungle than to revisit his 
old haunts and see just how he ended up in the fast lane to the future. 

MENDOZA’S 

A side-street somewhere in Brixton, London 

Any night of the week, late 1988 to the end of 1989 
“MAYBE we should come back later. I’m not getting a very good vibe about this." 

Squashed into the backseat of a tiny Fiat Uno, Fabio is looking distinctly uncomfortable. And that'ssaying 

something for a man born and bred in Brixton. A man who, by his 
own account, was once a "little rude bwoy who had to learn how 
to handle myself'. 

Mendoza's reflects a drug culture which has sadly crossed to the wrong 
side of the tracks. The site of Fabio's first ever residency, the former 
illegal drinking den is now a crack house. All around, dealers are eyeing 
us nervously, unsure of our status. BMWsroll by, their occupants 
turning from their mobile phones to give us the kind of looks which 
would strike fear into the heart of Jean-Claude Van Damme. We are 
clearly not welcome here. The onlyquestion is how long before we heed 
§ the implicit messages. .. 

« It was here, back in 1985, that Fabio got his first taste of DJing. He 
| worked on Phase 1 FM, the same pirate station which launched the 
" careers of Dave Angel, Colin Dale and Grooverider, Fabio's inseparable 


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partner. Run by a character known simply as Mendoza, Fabio ended up DJing for thestation almost against his will. 
But as soon as he got behind the microphone, he found his confidence. It wasn't long before he was a regular, mixing 
up Prince and JVC Force with old soul, rare groove, reggae and Motown. Thestation happened tobenextdoortoan 
illegal all-night drinking club, which was also run by Mendoza. 

"Nothing ever happened at this club,” recollects Fabio. “So one night he asked if any of us played, 'this acid music'. 

We had just started to play some house on thestation. Groove was into the crazier, Chicago acid and I was more into 
the Fingers Inc-style stuff. 

"We got down to theclub at about 10 and nobody was there. The guy was begging us to stay, telling us his brother 
had said everyone would arrive around half three. We started packing up at about three, when these two guys came 
down the alley and asked if there was a rave on. Within 30 minutes, the place was absolutely rammed. We ended up 
playing until four the next afternoon. We didn't know what the heil was going on. People were going crazy and we 
were playing some tracks four or five times. We couldn't even mix then. That's how Fabio and Grooverider started up." 
This was the dawn of the new club scene and it was touched by an admirable naivety. Fabio would take money at the 
door while Grooverider DJed, then they would change places and Grooveriderwould look after the door. Mendozas 
became fheafter-hoursclub, running four or five nights of the week and eventually costing Grooverider his job. And 
all the while, they blasted away Marshall Jefferson, Phuture, Adonis and Tyree's early concoctions of primitive, 
powerful house, setting the tone for what was to come. 

BARRINGTON STUDIOS 

Barrington Lane, Brixton, London 

Any night of the week, December 1989 to May 1990 

INEVITABLY, Mendozas was raided after complaints from rival drinking dens. The club wassubsequently forced to 
close down. These were the days when the police were still unsure of this new craze and the lengths to which people 
wouldgojusttothrowa party. 

An alternative venue had to be found. Located in a row of lock-ups underneath some railway arches, Barrington 
Studios was perfect. It was a recording studio by day, favoured by big-name reggae acts like Aswad, which meant 
it wassoundproo, spacious, well-hidden and unusually plush. With the help of Fabio and Grooverider's rapidly 
growing reputation, it soon replaced Mendozas as the most popular after-hours venue. 

Six years on, it's still a recording studio. As soon as we duck inside, you can almost feel the spirits of the past. 
Fabio is clearly touched by the memories. 

"Barrington would open any day of the week, any time there was a rave on. Itwasalwayswild. It would start at 


Flail Ft Oates' "I Can't Go For That" and the whole place 
would explode. It was the golden era of house, when 
the powerful spirit of unity which bonded every party 
allowed DJs thefreedom to do what the hell they liked. 
And the crowds loved every minute of it. It's the freedom 
of expression which Fabio, like many others, still hankers 
for in the diffuse, fiercely partisan, fragmented scene of 
themid-Nineties. 



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five in the morning. I'd sit here waiting for people to come 
down, practising my mixing until they'd start barging in. 

It was so cool, everyone was so loved-up. We used to get 
football hooligans next to Brixton coke dealers, but there was 
never any trouble. People knew they could come to here for 
after-hours partiesand be safe. 

"It wassuch an exciting time. It was totally illegal, so you felt 
under no restraint whatsoever. There were timesyou were 
convinced the police were going to storm in at any minute. If 
they ever came down, we'd just say that it wasa big recording 
session. Buttheyeventuallygotitsussed. I think they cottoned 
on when they saw a few names on their books sitting outside. 

It tota I ly blew our cover!" 

By now, the sound of early Detroit was creeping into the 
soundtrack, as early Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May 
productions melted into the advanced sound of Chicago house 
and acid. And then, just for the hell of it, someone would drop 


ENERGY 

A film studio in Shepherds Bush, London 
Summer, 1990 

WITFT word of Fabio and Grooverider's mammoth 
Brixton jams spreading, it was onlya matter of time 
before they ended up being booked for the some of 
the laraer-scale events which weretometamorDhose 
into the 1990 Summer Of Love. Energy not only gave Fabio his first taste of the burgeoning rave scene, 
it also marked his entrance into a culture which was to be his mainstay for the years to come. 

"Before that very first Energy, I'd never felt a real rave energy you get from a mass of people. There 
were something like 9,000 people there, with DJslike Oakenfold and Johnny Walker. 

'The guy running it was adamant I took the last set. I started off playing 'Real Life' by Corporation Of 
One, which mixed vocals from Queen's 'Real Life' with Simple Minds' Theme From Great Cities'. I was so 
nervous, I stuck the record on and the reaction wasjust this completely stunned silence. I looked down 
and the whole place was looking at me. It was the weirdest buzz. Then they suddenly went absolutely 
crazy. I was blown away by the energy. I played for an hour and a half. That's whatstarted it for me. 

It got my name on the circuit." 

Fabio, Grooverider and Carl Cox, along with organisations like Energy, Sunrise, Biology and Back 
To The Future, became the biggest draws on the rave circuit. As the nation went raving mad, Fabio 
was playing every weekend, all round the country. While the London set refused to join in, frowning 
upon such large-scale and open-minded events, many of today's big names, ranging from Paul 
"Trouble" Anderson to Mr C, were forging their reputations. It was the time of anything goes. 
"Balearic" became the buzz-word. 


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RAGE , 

Thursday nights, mid- 1990 to November 1993 

A LEGENDARY club and one surprisingly overlooked outside thejungle scene. For some reason, Rage has been 
continually misrepresented as a strictly hardcore club, the home of rave after it was forced indoors in the wake 
of the police crack-down on the Summer Of Love. Nothing could be further from the truth. 

Rage was the definitive techno club of the early 
Nineties. In the same way that Vasquez now breaks hot 


THE FABIO FIVE 

Fabio talks through the dream team he's assembled for 
his Creative Source label 

CARLITO 

"This is James from Coventry's Essence of Aura, who've 
done some killer stuff for Moving Shadow. Carlito is his 
personal project. He's been doing tracks for years and 
he gave me 'Carlito’s Way' and ‘Heaven’ on dub-plate 
about a year and-a-half-ago. I loved them so much, I 
knew I had to start a label up. He also does a lot of trip 
hop, so somewhere down the line, maybe next year, I'll 
probably do an offshoot label called Source Creative 
and release some really way-out, 90-bpm shit." 
INTENSE 

"They're a couple of guys from Earls Court. One of their 
dads used to be the trumpet player for the Average 
White Band. They're on a very jazzy tip. They used to 
engineer for Rugged Vinyl with Kenny Ken. They've also 
done a couple of tunes for the label. 'Breathless' should 
be out on Creative Source before Christmas." 

CHUBB 

"Chubb is this guy from Southampton called Big Bud 
and his engineer, Dave. Bud is a very heavy jazz guy, 
he's well into his John Coltrane. He did a track last year 
for a hardcore label called Underdog and I really liked 
it. He's just finished some new stuff with a Flora Purim 
sample which is fucking unreal. It's sort of 
blaxploitation. Very Afro." 

NEILTRIX 

"Neil has done a track for me called 'Solo' which has the 
craziest sax solo ever. It's just so explosive. He lives in 
Coventry and works at Banging Tunes. He's been DJing 
for ages and he's also a superb engineer. As well as his 
own stuff as FBD Project, he engineered a single called 
'Foxy Lady', which came out on Perfecto last year. It 
was quite a big handbag track. FBD have just remixed 
the new Simply Red single. Neil is such a computer 
wizard, he can turn his hand to anything." 

HIDDEN AGENDA 

"They're three guys from Newcastle. They sent me a 
DAT a couple of years ago, but when I saw it was from 
Newcastle I didn't bother to listen to it. I'm really bad, 
aren't I? Ha-ha-ha! And then I lost the DAT anyway! 

So they sent me another one and when I listened to it, it 
wasjust unreal. Their ‘Is This Love? 1 ended upcoming 
out on Metalheadz, but they're making some more 
tracks for me. They have a really minimal sound which 
sort of reminds me of Black Dog in the way they shift 
everything around with little keyboard touches." 


tunes in New York, Fabio and Grooverider'sseal of 
approval, for everything from "Not Forgotten" to 
"Papua New Guinea" to "Ravesignals", was usually the 
precursor to national recognition. You'd hear Morales 
mixes, early Strictly Rhythm and classic Nu Groove 
mixed in with the encroaching Euro sound of REtSand 
the proto-techno of labels like Ferrarri. 

People forget that nobody was more passionate about 
the sound innovationsand wave-shock technologyof 
techno than Fabio. It was playing Beltram's"Energy 
Flash" out for the first time in Britain, off of a dub-plate 
made especially for him by REtS, which provided the 
watermark of Rage. 

Standing in the DJ box and looking down on the 
Megatripolis folk setting out their psychedelic stall for 
the evening's proceedings, Fabio remembers it well. 

”1 put the record on and there was this incredible 
‘Whumpwhump, whump whump’. It was so pulsating, 
so different, the crowd just went mental. A few weeks 
after that came 'Mentasm'. Itwassoexciting. Thiswas 
when techno still had that edge, when Carl Craig was 
doing stuff like 'Psyche'. We were so into that shit. 

"But to tell you the honest truth, ‘Energy Flash' and 
'Mentasm' totally changed the whole scene. It got real 
hard after that. I can even remember Derrick May 
saying, That shit's getting too damn fast, I can see it 
going wrong'. Everybody started nicking the riff and 
cloning those records." 

Breaks had always played a partin Fabio's canon. From 
speeding up the bonus beats tracks on old Masters At 
Work and Frankie Bones records, through to early breaks 
labels like Ozone, D-Zone, Shut Up And Dance, Ibiza and 
Living Dream, he loved the extra punch they gave the 
music. As techno grew darker and faster, he began to 
incorporate more and more breakbeats into his set. By 
the time hardcore came 



After Rage finished in late 
1 993, Fabio found himself 
at a crisis point. 

"For a lot of people, it felt 
like the end of the road. The 
music became quite dark 
and nasty and I was getting 
disillusioned. I remember 

Goldie going to Kiss FM with all these tunes and they 
laughed at him, telling him there was no way they would 
play them. I was thinking, 'Maybe this music is shit, 
maybe I've been blind..." 

But if there was one tune which redefined the whole 
agenda and set the pattern for what was to come, it was 
LTJ Bukcm's seminal “Music". 

"I played itatUniverseasthesuncameupand itwas 
like a shot of light in the dark. It blew everyone away." 
Before long, Fabio was being given DATs which bucked 
jungle'strend towards ragga inflections and hardcore 
mentalitie, instead fusing their delicate breakbeats with 
ambient overtonesand stoned jazzuality. The cuts 
eschewed the E-fuelled surges of most dancefloors in 
favourofa more creative energy. 

Speed was the response to those DATs. It was conceived 
as an experimental nest for Fabio and LTJ Bukem to 
indulge themselvesand play out whatthey really 
believed in. Originally on a Monday, ittook a while to 
get going. But once they it transferred to Thursdays, 
word of the club's special atmosphere spread and there 
was no looking back. 

For a short time, it looked as if Speed might buckle 
under the expectations, as the hype stretched beyond its 
tiny capacity. Oasis were turned awayatthe door. But 
Dave Morales, Arthur Baker, Carl Craig, Bjbrk and Richie 
Hawtin got in and were over-awed at the incredible vibe 
inside. But Speed pulled through and is now the only 
forum for a style of music which rarely fails to convert 
those who challenge their expectations and head along. 
"Speed lets me express myself," Fabio enthuses. "I want 
to get to the stage where I can drop a jazz tune at the end 
of the night. I'd eventually like to be able to play 
a nyth ing I want. You've got to remember that Speed is 
the only club around for this experimental stuff." 


along, it had become 
impossible to mix back 
into house anyway." 

By 1992, Rage was a 
renegade club. While the 
charts were full ofeheap 
and sorry imitations and 
pastiche, Rage was host 
to thedarkersideof 
breakbeat, as labels like 
Reinforced, Production 
House and Suburban 
House came to the fore. 


"People thought hardcore 
had turned into this big ball of cheese," reflects Fabio with some concern. "And all 
that music in the charts started to be associated with what we were doing." 

Free from the attentions of the mainstream, Rage forged its own path. Itwasa 
crucible in the West End of London for this new style of music so misjudged by the 
media. Jungle reaped the benefit by developing a sound unfettered by unwarranted 
hype. It grew up stronger and, as it mutated, so it began to reflect a level of creativity 
unsurpassed on otherscenes. 

~ SPEED 

Mars Bar, London 
Thursday nights, November 1994 
until. . . forever ? 

"THE reason jungle will have 
longevity is the drum formula. House 
and techno are static because they've 
stuck to the four-to-the-floor and 
there's only so much you can do with 
that. It'sbeentotallywornout. Now, 
because of time stretching, you can 
compress the breakbeatsound and 
the vocals don't have to be speeded up. So there are infinite possibilities." 

Fabio still listens to a lot of techno. He loves the new Dave Angel album as much as he 
does D'Angelo's. But he feels the level of sheer technical innovation is no longer there. 
Which is where Speed comes in. 



SO what does the future hold for Fabio? He's happy acting as the spokesman, 
benefactor and catalyst for the new wave of drum 'n' bass. That way he'll continue to 
get the new tracks people are making solely for him. This revolutionary genre has 
revitalised not only Fabio's enthusiasm, but that of a whole generation of music-lovers. 
Every week, he cuts maybe 1 0 or 1 5 fresh tunes onto dub-plate. He may not actually 
be creating music which is changing people's lives, but without him, artists like Alex 
Reece, Hidden Agenda and Wax Doctor wouldn't be either. 

Fed up with acting asan AftRman 


forother labels, Fabio hasstarted up 
hisown Creative Source imprint to 
provide an outlet for that never- 
ending stream of mindblowing DATs. 

"I want Creative Source to be like a 
Motown thing, a more soulful side of 
drum'n' bass," he says. 

Carlito's “Carlito's Way" single is out 
now and sneak previews of some of 
the other material reveal itto be the 
most exciting music coming out of 
Britain right now. Already, devoted 
pockets are following his example. 
Glasgow is reported to be going mad 
forthis new style, while clubs in 
Brighton and Bristol are trying to. 
emulate Speed's experimental 
formula. We're never going to see it 
sweep the land the way house music 
once did, our club scene is now far 
too fractured for that to happen. 
Butforthose searching forthe 
cutting edge, 1 996 is the year to 
follow Fabio once more. 

The history man is back where he 
belongs. At the top. 

‘Carlito’s Way 1 by Carlito is out 
now on Creative Source 


PARAS MISMATCH 

Fabio on the confusion between himself 
and Fabio Paras of Soundclash Republic 

"I took the name Fabio when I first went on 
pirate radio in 1 985. The young lady I was 
going out with at the time always said that 
when we had our first boy, we'd call him 
Fabio, and for some reason the name just 
stuck in my mind. Anyway, one day I saw my 
name on a flyer for a club in Slough. I 
couldn't remember taking a booking for it, 
but I thought I'd better get down there as 
people would be expecting me. So I turned 
up at the club with all my records and this 
guy asked me who I was. I told him I was 
Fabio. 'No you're not,' he goes. 'Fabio is on 
now. You're an imposter.' I said, 'Look, I 
would hardly come all the way down to 
Slough if my name wasn't Fabio'. I went 
inside to look at this DJ. It was Fabio Paras. 
So the promoter goes, 'That's Fabio. That's 
his real name. Isyour real name Fabio?' I 
had to say, 'Erm, no' and go home. I was 
thinking, 'What's happening here?' The 
next flyer I saw, Fabio Paras had changed 
his name to Fabio X. Then he went to Fabi 
and now lie's Fabio Paras again. And you 
know what? I've never met this guy. Never. 
I've never even spoken to him." 


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GIVE ME LUV Alcatraz (Yoshi Toshi, America) 

INSOMNIA Faithless (Cheeky) 

GHOST DANCER Red Planet 6 (Red Planet, USA) 

PLAYBOYS Alex Reece (R&S, Belgium) 

QUARK BT (Perfect©) 

PUMPKIN EP (ALEX REECE REMIX) Tricky (4th & Broadway) 

I’M RUSHIN’ 95 Bump (deConstruction) 

REVENGE OF THE MEKON Mekon (Wall Of Sound) 

I BELIEVE The Absolute (Tribal UK) 

FLASH (REMIXES) Green Velvet (Open) 

BE AS ONE Sasha & Maria (deConstruction) 

STAY WITH ME Ultra High (MCA) 

HEAVY GOSPEL MORNING Black Science Orchestra (Junior Boys Own) 

DROP Pharcyde (Delicious Vinyl) 

MISSING (TODD TERRY REMIX) Everything But The Girl (white label) 

FK-EP Francois Kevorkian (Wave, USA) 

FINGERS & THUMBS (KEVORKIAN DUB) Erasure (NovaMute) 

CHOCOLATE CITY (BEEDLE REMIX) Deep Dish (Tribal UK) 

I’LL ALWAYS BE AROUND C&C Music Factory (MCA) 

EXTRA Ken Ishi (R&S, Belgium) 

SEXUAL HEALING Luvspunge (Dance 2 Records) 

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE CJ Bolland (Internal) 

WIRED Tenth Chapter (Jackpot) 

RELAX Crystal Waters (Manifesto) 

STREET KNOWLEDGE Acacia (Open) 

BROWN SUGAR (THE REMIX) D’Angelo (Cooltempo) 

HAPPINESS Pizzaman (Cowboy) 

COOL KIDS OF DEATH (UNDERWORLD REMIX) Saint Etienne (Heavenly) 

TELL EM Eric Sermon (Def Jam) 

EASTER SONG (REMIXES) A Man Called Adam (Other) 

HORIZONS LTJ Bukem (Good Looking) 

FEEL GOOD D-Code (Distinctive) 

BLAIR NECESSITIES EP Vinyl Blair (Hard Hands) 

FOR LOVE AND PEACE Angel Moraes (Hot ‘N’ Spicy) 

SCRUMBLE Misjah & Tim (X-Trax, Holland) 

INTEFERON (DAVE CLARKE REMIX) X-31 3 (Generator, America) 

GALACTICA MOODS EP Jhelisa (Dorado) 

FROLIC EP Mr Scruff (Pleasure) 

REACHIN’ UP Oscar G (Tribal UK) 

FUN FOR ME Moloko (Echo) 

DISCO AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE Dirty House Crew (Dirty House, Australia) 

“3 Percy X Versus Bloodsugar (Soma) 

•CE CREAM Raekwon (Loud/RCA) 

MUSAPHIA MADNESS Joey Musaphia (Centrestage) 

THIS STYLE Shy FX (SOUR) 

PSYCHOTIC FUNK Silent Phase (R&S, Belgium) 

FOREVER YOUNG Interactive (ffrr) 

STUCK ON THE SHELF The Aloof (east west) 

FOX FORCE FIVE Chris & James (Stress) 

DISSOLVE Insync Versus Mysteron (Plink Plonk) 


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Dubfire, DJ EFX, The Egg, Paul Farris, Keith Fielder, Fisher & Price, Joe Flanagan, John “OO” Fleming, Rob Fletcher, Frequency FM, Froz, Paul Gardner, Girls 2 Gether, Paul Gotel, Kenny 
Hawkes, Simon Hollway, Happy Hooligan, DJ Hell, Simon Hogg, Mark Kavanagh, Mike Kearney, Billie Kiltie, Tim Lennox, Ray Lock, Andy Mac, CJ Mackintosh, Martin Madigan, Russ 
Mather, Al Mckenzie, Stuart McMillan, Orde Meikle, Phil Mison, Moonboots, Russ Morgan, Morpheus, Mixmaster Morris, Mr Scruff, Kris Needs, Paul Oakenfold, Guy Oldhams, Simon 
Owen, Junior Perez, Pressure Drop, Tag Records, Rob Roar, Mathew Roberts, Russell Salsbury, Cliff Scott, Mike Shawe, Andy Sherman, Tomi Slav, Patrick Smoove, Gareth Sommerville, 
John Stapleton, Ricky Stone, Ollie Sugarlump, Tantra, Tasha Killer Pussies, Paul Taylor, That Kid Chris, Paul Thomas, Tim D, Rob Tissera, Paul “Trouble” Anderson, Underneath Records, 
Dave Valentine, Tony Walker, Warlock, Nick Warren, Oliver Way, Christian Woodyatt, Ian Wright, DJ Zoom 


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KEV MARSH (Manchester, UK) 

1 FLOOR ESSENCE Man With No Name (Perfecto) 

2 ALIEN AIRPORT The Infinity Project (Tip) 

3 LET’S TURN ON Doof (Tip) 

4 SUN (OAKENFOLD & OSBOURNE MIX) Virus (Perfecto) 

5 PLASMATIK Rhythmystec (Matsuri) 

6 CREAKED Green Nuns Of The Revolution (Dragonfly) 

7 GUARDIAN ANGEL Juno Reactor (Blue Room) 

8 SCARAB Prana (Matsuri) 

9 ZED’S DEAD Perfecto Allstarz (Perfecto) 

10 CONFLICT Green Nuns Of The Revolution (Tip) 

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RADIO CHART 

GALAXY 101 (Bristol, UK) 

1 LOVE U FOR LIFE Jodeci (MCA) 

2 DIGGIN’ ON YOU TLC (Word Of Mouth) 

3 IF U WANT IT Soul For Real (MCA) 

4 HOOKED ON YOU Silk (Elektra) 

5 YOU REMIND ME. . . R Kelly (Jive) 

6 BOOM ROCK SOUL Benz (RCA) 

7 THE B FUNK Beverly Knight (Dome) 

8 FUNNY HOW TIME FLIES Intro (Atlantic) 

9 I THINK ABOUT U Evelyn "Champagne” King (Expansions) 

10 DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY China Black (Wildcard) 

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HOME-LISTENING CHART 

MARC AUERBACH (Bump) 

1 THERE’S A PUCE FOR YOU Yo Yo Honey (Jive) 

2 YOU DO SOMETHING Paul Weller (Go! Discs) 

3 SMOKERS DELIGHT Nightmares On Wax (Warp) 

4 SUMMER BREEZE Isley Brothers (Tamla Motown) 

5 A PRAYER FOR THE DYING Seal (ZTT) 

6 CHANGE Daphne (Mi) 

7 BE AS ONE Sasha & Marie (deConstruction) 

8 BARACA Various Artists (film soundtrack) 

9 ANTARCTICA Vangelis (Polydor) 

10 WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE? Alexander O’Neil (Tabu) 
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SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 26 

1 FAIRGROUND . Simply Red (east west) 

2 BOOMBASTIC Shaggy (Virgin) 

3 HIGHER STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS Josh Wink (Manifesto) 

4 FEE FI FO FUM Candy Girls (VC) 

5 FANTASY Mariah Carey (Columbia) 

6 MARY JANE (ALL NIGHT LONG) Mary J Blige (Uptown) 

7 DEEPER Escrima (Hooj Choons) 

8 WEEKEND Todd Terry Project (Ore) 

9 DREAMS Wild Colour (Perfecto) 

1 0 CRY INDIA Umboza (Positiva) 

1 1 RENEGADE MASTER Wildchild (Hi-Life) 

1 2 RED 3 (OF 3) Dave Clarke (deConstruction) 

13 HOLD THAT SUCKER DOWN OT Quartet (Cheeky) 

14 THROW YOUR SET IN THE AIR Cypress Hill (Columbia) 

15 STAYIN’ ALIVE N -Trance Featuring Ricardo Da Force (All Around. .. ) 

1 6 NEVER KNEW LOVE Oleta Adams (Fontana) 

17 LOVE EVICTION Quartz Lock Featuring Lonnie G (X:plode) 

18 ANYWHERE Dubstar (Food) 

1 9 RUNAWAY Janet Jackson (A&M) 

20 OCEAN DRIVE Lighthouse Family (Wild Card) 

21 CLUBBED TO DEATH Clubbed To Death (Mo’ Wax) 

22 SHORT SHORT MAN 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette (Multiply) 

23 HIDEAWAY . De’Lacy (deConstruction) 

24 YOU ARE NOT ALONE Michael Jackson (Epic) 

25 FLOOR ESSENCE Man With No Name (Perfecto) 

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SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 2B 

1 HOUSE COLLECTION: VOLUME 3 Various Artists (Fantazia) 

2 DAYDREAM Mariah Carey (Columbia) 

3 MINISTRY OF SOUND: SESSIONS VOLUME 5 Various Artists (Ministry Of Sound) 

4 TIMELESS Goldie (ffrr) 

5 DESIGN OF A DECADE 1986-1996 Janet Jackson (A&M) 

6 FANTASY Mariah Carey (Columbia) 

7 POSITIVE EDUCATION Slam (Soma) 

8 DRUM ‘N’ BASS SELECTION 5 Various Artists (Break Down) 

9 SMOKERS DELIGHT Nightmares On Wax (Warp) 

10 TRADE Various Artists (Feverpitch) 

1 1 IMA BT (Perfecto) 

12 RUNAWAY/WHEN I THINK OF YOU Janet Jackson (A&M) 

13 BROWN SUGAR D’Angelo (Cooltempo) 

14 KISS IN IBIZA 95 Various Artists (Polygram TV) 

15 FAITH Faith Evans (Bad Boy) 

16 CARL COX: FACT THE SILVER EDITION Various Artists (React) 

17 ONLY BUILT 4 CUBAN UNX Raekwon (Loud) 

18 CRAZYSEXYCOOL TLC (Laface) 

19 PURE SWING 3 Various Artists (Dino) 

20 HOLD IT DOWN Das EFX (east west) 

21 EXIT PLANET DUST Chemical Brothers (Junior Boys Own) 

22 THE SHOW, THE AFTER-PARTY, THE HOTEL Jodeci (Uptown) 

23 CONSPIRACY Junior Mafia (Big Beat) 

24 SMOOTH Smooth (Jive) 

25 CLASSIC TO THE CORE: VOLUME 1 Various Artists (Bass Section) 

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1 SIDES OF IRON Chaser (Soma) 

Z TRAX ON DA ROCKS Thomas Bangalter (Roule) 

3 GHOSTDANCER Red Planet 6 (Red Planet) 

4 RAW FORM ANGER DJ Skull (Djax-Up-Beats) 

5 SPYXLP Percy X (Soma) 

6 BOOTLEG DJ Sneak (white) 

7 OSIAC Jiri Ciever (Harthouse) 

EXTRA Ken Ishii (R&S) 

9 MORITZ MAX Juan Atkins (Metroplex) 

10 CIRCLE Fake (Aqua) 

MOONBOOTS (Manchester, UK) 

1 WHO AREYOU? Larceny (Nuphonic) 

2 HIGH PRIESTESS Karma (Mind The Gap) 

3 SUP AWAY Raw Oxygen 4 (Oxygen Music Works) 

4 CHICKEN IN A BOX Mr Scruff (Pleasure). 

5 OUR MAN IN STOCKHOLM Pimp Daddy Nash (Mephisto) 

6 THE CHASE (FILA BRAZILIA MIX) Snooze (SSR) 

7 BRING IT ON OOWN Dead Beats (Spacehopper) 

FLYAWAY Blaze (Shelter) 

9 FREE ROLLIN' (DEEP MEDIA MIX) Rae (Grand Central) 

10 WINDWALKER Red Planet 6 (Red Planet) 

SCOTT BRAITHWAITE (London, UK) 

1 NIGHTTIMEWORLD Robert Hood (Cheap) 

2 TONE CONTROL Lester Fitzpatrick (Relief) 

3 ANIMAL TRAX Spira(Spira) 

4 RED PLANET 6 Various Artists (Red Planet) 

5 EMERGE Scion (Chain Reaction) 

6 GO (SPIRA REMIX) Paul Hazel (Rotation) 

7 FUTURE MOVEMENT The Cause (Ultimatum) 

8 ABACUS EP Erotic Illusions (Fragile) 

9 PROTECTYOURSOUL 3rd Alternative (Orange) 

1 0 ARTISTS IN CHARGE OF EXPERT SYSTEMS Cristian Vogel (Mosquito) 

NICK WARREN (Bristol, UK) 

1 EXTRA (DAVE ANGEL MIX) Ken Ishi (R&S) 

2 DOMINATION Way Out West (acetate) 

3 I KNOW THE LORD (WAY OUT WEST MIX) ..Tabernacle (GG test pressing) 

4 TYPHOO Granny (Seismic) 

5 CHILDREN Robert Miles (Platipus) 

6 SEPERATION Fade (Fade) 

7 BIAIR NECESSITIES Vinyl Blair (Hard Hands) 

8 HY-ORO-E-LECTRIC Hy-dro-e-lectric (Aquartiythm) 

9 REPORT Edge 6 (Edge) 

10 SO GOOD Fade (Fade) 


AL MACKENZIE (London, UK) 

1 I AM YOUR MASTER Sextravaganza (Tribal UK) 

2 FEEL THE RHYTHM Future Legends (Definitive) 

3 I’LL ALWAYS BE AROUND C&C Music Factory (MCA) 

4 LOOK UP TO THE LIGHT (TEMPO DUB) Evolution (deConstruction) 

5 CHATEAU NOIR Evelyn Jean (Dig It) 

6 LIVIN’ 4 THE UNDERGROUND RogerS (Strictly Rhythm) 

7 THE WEEK Adrian Morrison (Imperial) 

8 MONEY’S TOO TIGHT (FATHERS OF SOUND REMIX) ... Simply Red (DMC) 

9 WIRED Tenth Chapter (Jackpot) 

1 0 THATS THE WAY LOVE IS (PLAYBOYS DUB) Volcano (Exp) 

Di EFX (Huddersfield, UK) 

1 DEEP G-String BBoyz (No Mystery) 

2 COMMUNICATETHEWORLD DJ Buck (Strictly Rhythm) 

3 UVE IN UNITY Dangerous Minds (Liquid Groove) 

4 ADRIANNE NW2 (Strictly Rhythm) 

5 LOVE WONDER .Vital Signs (Large) 

6 THE OPUS EP SFFO (white label) 

7 STRAIGHT OUT OF CRICKLEWOOD EP .The Minorities (Phat) 

8 HOLD ME REAL TIGHT Dub-Stylin’ (Air Dog) 

9 VARIOUS ARTISTS Requiem 4 EFX (Oxygen/Dig It) 

1 0 VARIOUS ARTISTS Club America (Air Dog) 

DJ HELL (Munich, Germany) 

1 CHICKEN WINGS & BEEF FRIED RICE Kirlian (Disko B) 

2 THE BABEL SYNDRONE Ratio (7th City Records) 

3 REASONS TO BE DISMAL Foremost Poets (Nu Groove) 

4 CHICAGO EP .The Fuel (white label) 

5 HEY NORTON Farley “Jackmaster” Funk (House) 

6 DERTOTMACHER DJ Hell (Disko B) 

7 DISCO ATTHE EDGE OFTHE UNIVERSE Dirty House Crew (Dirty House) 

8 MIRABELLA Q-Moog (Rhythm Tech) 

9 EPOOG Lovers (Sounds Records) 

10 WHITE HORSE Laid Back (white label) 

JASON BOARDMAN (Manchester, UK) 

1 VOLUMES 1-8 Loft Classics (Disco Booty) 

2 FREE ROLLIN’ RAE (Grand Central) 

3 UNTITLED Daphreephunkateerz (Splinter) 

4 FROLIC 2 EP Mr Scruff (Pleasure test) 

5 ISSUE ONE Paper Music (Paper Recordings) 

6 WHO ARE YOU? Larceny (Nuphonic) 

7 1 41 REVENGE STREET Q Burns Abstract Message (Mephisto) 

8 DIGITAL BREAKDOWN Kid Loops (Filter) 

9 CREATOR HASA MASTERPLAN Brooklyn Funk Essentials (Graovetown) 

1 0 PICK MEUP Deadbeats (Spacehopper) 


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OUTLAW (Dublin, Ireland) 

1 THE WICKEST SOUND Rushmore & Panufnik (Spirits Of Inspiration) 

2 FREE BASS Yum Yum (Sperm) 

3 JIM KUTTA J Majik (Metalheads) 

4 HIGHER STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS Josh Wink (Manifesto) 

5 BRING ME DOWN Aquarius & Tayla (Good Looking) 

6 I LIKE IT Jak & Phil (Basement) 

7 BORN SLIPPY Underworld (Junior Boys Own) 

HOUSE DA CROWD Discocaine (Zoom) 

9 JACK ME OFF Funk D'Void (Soma) 

10 ORANGETHEME Cygnus X (Eye Q) 

Outlaw Records, 1 Bedford Row, Dublin 2. Tel:00-3531-671-7767 

TAG (London, UK) 

1 DISCO ATTHE EDGE OFTHE UNIVERSE Dirty House Crew (Dirty House) 

2 ELECKTRICK DISKO Red Nail Kidz (US Sounds) 

3 GIVE ME LUV Alcatraz (Yoshitoshi) 

4 NOTFORSINGLE MINDED PEOPLE Lemon 8 (Basic Beat) 

5 THESEARCH Trancesetters (Touche) 

6 EXTRA Ken Ishi (R&S) 

7 EXPERIMENT 1 Hypeiwave (Rectory) 

8 RAW (KHAND MIX) Da Junkies (TripoliTrax) 

9 COME ON DIE YOUNG Birds With Blonde Hair (Stumble) 

10 DARK WORLD Module 2 (1 st Impression) 

Tag Records, 5 Rupert Court, London W1 O. Tel: 01 71-434-0029 

PHUNK CHUNK (Ipswich, UK) 

1 CAN WE CHANGETHE FUTURE (KLLfTE REMIX) CodeOfPraclice(Cert18) 

2 ESQUISSED. . . Dimitri From Paris Presents (Yellow Records) 

3 NIGHTTIME WORLD Robert Hood (Cheap) 

4 ELEPHANT CEMETRY Juryman Two (All That Is Left) 

5 LABELS Genius/GZA (Geffen) 

6 SOUL JAZZ FROM AUSTRALIA VA Heading In. . . (Luv ‘N’ Haight) 

7 EUR0PA Jimi T enor (Sahko Records) 

8 TRANSFORMER Philadelphia Bluntz (Indochina) 

9 MEISO EP DJ Krush (Mo' Wax) 

1 0 ANYTHING WITH A BAD ATTITUDE Various Artists (Nasty Recordings) 
Phunk Chunk Records, 46 Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 4HR. 
Tel: 01 473-230-958 

ATLAS (London, UK) 

1 LIFE OUT OF BALANCE Bushflange (Hard Hands) 

2 GHOST DANCER Red Planet 6 (Red Planet) 

3 -3 Percy X Versus Bloodsugar (Soma) 

4 NIGHTTIME WORLD Robert Hood (Cheap) 

5 ALIEN RESIDENT Kid Loops (Filter) 

6 HEART OF THE SOUL EP Envoy (Soma) 

7 PENTAURA (PENTAT0NIK REMIX) Pentaura (Infectious) 

8 KILL OR BE KILLED Roughneck Soldiers (Phat Wax) 

9 PLANET CAPETOWN P.O.C. (Nation) 

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DA SOUL REVIVAL 

TYZ In Da Middle 

Quick Release 

TYREE Cooper, the hip-house king, surpasses all expectations 
with a jazz-tinged groove smothered in Hammond organ. Old 
school with a nu soul feel, it’s the first of two Tyree singles on 
Bob Jones' Quick Release imprint. It’s also a good excuse to 
kick off a campaign to get Dr Bob installed as a resident DJ on 
1 FM. We all need this man. (BT) 




••••• 

Rob: “I don’t think much of this. I personally prefer stuff a bit faster, a 
bit more interesting in the vocal department It reaches a certain level, 
but then it just stays there.” 

Lucia: “It’d go down well in New York clubs.” 

Rob: “Hmm. . . I like the old happy Hammond 
organ, though." 

Lucia: “That’s because you’ve got one!” 

Rob: “When it started, I thought it was going 
to be a skippy house tune, but it didn’t live up 
to the beginning.” 

•••OO 

APHRODISIAC 

Pressure Drop 

Transmat, USA 

A Little Longer 

Definitive, USA 

ONE of the original Detroit DJs, it’s a 
testament to Alton Miller’s influential role 
that two of the area’s finest labels have 
both given him their support. The Transmat 
tune is a mellow groove, while “A Little 
Longer", on John Aquaviva’s house outlet, 
has a classic feel and vocal cut-ups in a 
true Definitive style. Put to the test, neither 
turned out to be a useful aphrodisiac. 

But in a club, they both will. (BT) 

•••OO and •••• O 
Lucia: “‘Pressure Drop’ has a slow start, 
which is good if you’re mixing in.” 

Rob: “If s-not doing much for me.” 

Wayne: “I like the out-of-time keyboard.” 

Lucia: “The second record is more for 
listening to, mainly because of those vocals 
and the old jazz piano sample. It had a bit 
more texture than the first” 

Rob: “If s happier. The ‘Underwater Love Mix’ 
is what you’d buy it for.” 

••OOO and ••COO 


TRICKY 

Pumpkin 

4th & Broadway 

THE grizzly "Pumpkin” is matched by the 
Tom Waits-like croaking monologue 
through paranoid Bristol night-scapes 
which is the ultra-fright “Moody Broody 
Buddhist Camp”. And beaten by Alex 
Reece’s mix of “Brand New You’re Retro", 
a slice of hard hoppin’ moodiness. (CB) 


Guest reviewers: SUNSCREEM 

Muzik reviews by Push, Ben Turner and Calvin Bush 


O 

Rob: “I love this girl’s voice, but Pumpkin’ isn’t 
really a dancefloor track.” 

Wayne: “The vocals are boring. This is the sort 
of track we’d listen to on the bus going to gigs." 

>o 


AH I E Rtwo years in the wilderness following their huge "03" album 
on Sony, SUNSCREEM are once more setting the club world alight. Back 
in the early Nineties, their'luvU More" and "Perfect Motion" singles inspired 
Slam and Farley Ft Heller to concoct two of their finest reworkings, the latter 
ending upasaTop20hit. They were also touted as the first group to take rave 
music fully live. Sunscreem's latest single, "Exodus", is currently creating a 
massive buzz thanks to some stomping mixes from that man Rollo. 


INCOGNITO 

Good Love 

Talkin’ Loud 

IT'S fitting that Talkin’ Loud should 
celebrate their 1 00th release with 
Incognito, those long-standing champions 
of jazz-funk. “Good Love" is a typically 
slinky affair and, with CJ Mackintosh 
standing alongside Bluey at the control 
panel, the intricate instrumentation and 
diamond-sharp vocals are bolstered by 
weightier beats than you might expect. The 
r&b treatments are especially strong. The 
first 5,000 copies of the record come on 
gold vinyl, too. Get moving. (P) 

••••O 

Lucia: “This is too jazz-funk for us. Too much 
like Incognitol" 

ooooo 

FULL MOON SCIENTIST 

The Shrub-A-Dub EP 

Hard Hands 

THE lunatics remain firmly in control of the 
sonic asylum on this EP of remixes from the 


brilliant “Men In WhiteCoats" album. Yup, 
it's more Burroughsian soundscapesfrom 
Hard Hand’s strangest pair, with Vinyl Blair 
giving “Monday Morning Dread" a dub 
scything and T ony Thorpe taking “Old Man 
River” into the ambient territory The Orb 
once explored so successfully. And Mad 
Professor would be proud of the digital 
chaos on “Lieutenant Adam’s Dub". (CB) 
•••CO 

Lucia: “Very interesting. The tracks are gritty, 
but I prefer it a bit rougher. Nice rhythms, 
though. Something to listen to at home.” 

too 


AQUA BASSINO 

Swirl EP 

F Communications, France 

THAT F Comm were perceived as a techno 
label until they broke Saint Germain is 
beyond comprehension. They have been 
responsible for some of the biggest and 
deepest house records of recent years and 
Aqua Bassino’s “Swirl EP" is no exception. 
“That Time" is a sublime swim and is 
perfect for Cafe Del Mar, while the title of 
the following track, “Ibiza", is a big fuck you 


to all those who have turned a sanctuary 
into a sewerage. (BT) 


Rob: “This reminds me of Atlantic Ocean’s 
‘Waterfall’. Basically, a chill-out EP. It’s mellow 
and great for having a smoke to." 

Lucia: “‘That Time' would be nice to hear in the 
car driving back from a club. It cools your head. 
Great for sitting on the beach at sunrise, too," 
O 


JOSH ABRAHAMS 

Scenes From The Satyricom 
Part 1 

Ultimatum 

FOLLOWING on from his UK debut on the 
“Ultimatum Sampler" double-pack, Oz 
wizard, Josh Abrahams here offers three 
tracks with three radically different slants. 
“Funkacidic” needs no explanation, “House 
Sitting” has a glorious piano motif and 
“Step Into Paradise" is an atmospheric 
walkabout under a full moon. Abrahams 
is quite obviously a man for all seasons. 
Give him a whirl. (P) 

ICO 


Wayne: “The first two tracks have good, 
galloping rhythms and some nice little 
sequences. The last one sounds like the 
trippy part of a Pink Floyd track.” 

•••OO 

THE HUMAN LEAGUE 

Don’t You Want Me (Remixes) 

Virgin 

AAAGH! As someone of sufficiently 
advanced years to remember swooning 
to “Don’t You Want Me" first time round, 
these remixes are little short of criminal. 
Red Jerry sends Phil Oakey into Pinky 
(or is it Perky?) mode and although Snap 
have a touch more sympathy for the 
original, the charge of song-slaughter 
still stands. Where is the drama? Where 
is the sparkle? More to the point, where's 
the hangman? (P) 

OOOOO 
Lucia: “Next!” 

Wayne: “Let me outta here!” 

Rob: “The Snap versions of this track are 
the better ones, but they really just sound like 
Snap tunes with Phil Oakey singing on top. 

It’s a shame. With the amount of original 
analogue noises which must be on the multi- 
track, there could have been a lot more 
interesting remixes than these.” 

••OOO 

THE ALOOF 

Stuck On A Shelf 

east west 

“COME on out and have some fun” leers 
Ricky in his finest Horace Andy croon and 
after hearing this splendid slashed-up dub 
monster, Mr and Mrs Norrpal have 
abandoned their 2.4 kids for a night out on 
the tiles. Forget the remixes, the original of 
“Stuck On The Shelf” is the wake-up call 
(and bullet to the head) for all those who 
continue to dismiss The Aloof as a poor 
man’s Underworld. (CB) 

••••O 

Lucia: “It’s pretty hard.” 

Rob: “It sounds like a computer game 
soundtrack.” 

Wayne: “This sounds like Chewbacca from 
‘Star Wars’!" 

Rob: “The first mix is a five-in-the-morning 
track, when the whole crowd is just going 
‘Whoahl’ and wandering around chewing gum 
really hard. It’s good but monotonous.” 

•••CO 

CLUB ZONE 

Passion Of The Night 

Logic 

LOGIC Records licensing instincts may 
be improving when it comes to cracking 
the charts, but what happened to the 
pioneering? The only reason “Passion Of 
The Night” deserves your time is because 
of the appearance of Ricardo Da Force, 
whose rap with Fire Island was one of the 
greatest moments in house. Junior Boys 
Own should re-release that particular 
record and beat this one down. (BT) 

•cooo 

Rob: “I like the backing, but the commercial 
soul vocals let it down. It would be more 
interesting if it was a dub or an instrumental. 
Mind you, that organ sound has been caned 
and caned and caned.” 

Wayne: “There definitely are some good ideas 
in it, though.” 

••COO 


MUZIK 75 


cikinico 


BUMP 

I’m Rushing ’95 

deconstruction 

MARC Auerbach and Steve T ravell’s 
legendary cut should never have left your 
heart. If it has, deConstruction will make 
sure that you put it back. Think of Rad Rice 
caning it at Love Ranch. Those were the 
days when London had a focus on 
Saturday night. Now Dave Valentine has 
remixed it for the next generation and the 
new focus is on every Mecca-type club 
across the nation. Still, respect for an 
ingenious record which will never die, 
despite this. (BT) 

••COO 

Rob: “I loved the original version, but Dave's 
mix is okay. He creates elongated passages, 
twice as long as you’d expect them to be.” 
Lucia: “No, don’t say that!” 

Rob: “Too late. Nice one, Dave!" 

•••OO 

X-ODUS 

You Ready Now 

Distinctive 

WHO can doubt Distinctive’s ear for big 
club tracks? And who better than Nick 
Muir, a man who is rapidly emerging as one 
of the best pop producers in the UK, to 
follow up the massive success of 
Eurogroove. You won't be able to avoid the 
chorus of this record for months. (BT) 
•••CO 

Lucia: “I like the chords. I know there are 
only two, but I like them.” 

Rob: “The stabs are nice and slick.” 

Lucia: “It’s reminds me of Felix's sound. 

Stabs, breakbeats and a hands-in-the-air bit 
A five-pints-of-beer track.” 

Rob: “I can imagine it on MTV Dance.” 

••••O 


ST ETIENNE 

Cool Kids Of Death 

Heavenly 

WHATEVER you make of their synthetic 
wannabe pop, you've got to hand it to Bob 
and Pete for their choice of remixers. Here, 
Underworld (or Rick Smith on a solo 
mjssion, to be more precise) traces the 
dreamy Euro-trance roots which Jam & 
Spoon used to do so gloriously, while the 
B-side allows you to catch up with David 
Holmes’ Hardfloor-like acid assault on 
“Like A Motorway". (CB) 

•••CO 

Wayne: “I love the Underworld mix. It’s mellow. 
It's a late-night job. And the Holmes mix proves 
he’s a 303 man. This is what we like. “ 

••••O 


PIZZAMAN 

Happiness 


Loaded 

NORMAN Cook does it again, this time 
with a cover of the old Ken Dodd classic. 
Not that you'd necessarily realise it from the 
gospel vocals, the military snares, the 
wobbling 303, the digital jew’s harp, the 


FAITHLESS 

Insomnia 

Cheeky 

WHAT a choice. But despite strong challenges for the 


IWuzik 

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Single OfThe Month slot from the likes ofTyree’s Da Soul Tfie Mor 

Revival and Stacey Pullen's track on Balance, Sister Bliss 





and Rollo's Faithless project beats everybody 
one of the sounds of 1 995. While Josh Wink is, 
quite rightly, being acclaimed as the producer of 
the moment, Bliss and Rollo's records have rocked 
more audiences than any other knob-twiddler this 
year. Following the success of “Salva Mea", 
“Insomnia" has been huge in a lot of clubs for some 
time and might well be chart material. That said, it 
has soul, grace, emotion and a distinctly dark, 
melancholic side. Happy house has never been 
challenged in this way. The dancefloor belongs to 
Rollo and Bliss. Those purists who aren’t able to 
open their minds to the qualities of this track clearly 
don’t get out enough. (BT) 

••••• 

Rob: “It certainly has a nice gated effect.” 

Lucia: “It has a bit of humour, too. This deserves a high 
? mark. Shall we give it a four? Four it is, then.” 

O 


Rob: “I love ‘Inner City Life’. A very nice, tuneful 


galloping groove and the choc-a-bloc 
stadium clap-a-long bit. And that's just on 
the first mix. This is going to be more 
popular than a hot-dog van parked outside 
a health farm. Just be sure to keep all your 
tax receipts, Norm. (P) 

••••() 

Rob: “This sounds really promising until the 
gospel section. The 303 is the best thing 
about it That and the fact it uses a sample from 
The Rockford Files’.” 

••COO 

SLAB 

Rampant Prankster 

Hydrogen Dukebox 

THEIR previous couple of releases were 
too off-kilter to have any real impact on most 
dancefloors, but “Rampant Prankster" has 
Slab opting for a straighter line of attack. 
The beefy beats out-Chemical The 
Chemical Brothers and are overlaid with 
the occasional squelch, the odd scratch 
and one or two Motorheady guitar riffs. 
There's also a Martian repeating what 
sounds very like, “I've got tummy ache 
Serves him right for not chewing that 
astronaut properly. (P) 

•••CO 

Lucia: “Yeah, I like this. There are some nice 
303 sounds. I do like to hear a nice bit of 303.” 

•••OO 

GOLDIE 

Inner City Life (Remix) 

Metalheadz 

HOLD the Goldie backlash. Media 
saturation and an overload of purple prose 
have made the gold-toothed junglist a 
target, but these remixes from “Timeless" 
should keep the snipers at bay. As well as 
4 Hero’s lazy Sunday afternoon take on the 
lead cut, Doc Scott twists the already 
ravaged “Kemistry" and Goldie himself 
gets mean on “Jah". This release is limited 
to 1 ,000, so be quick. (CB) 

••••C 


bit of ragga.” 

Lucia: “It’s called jungle now, Rob! The sounds 
on ‘Kemistry’ are also good.” 

••••C 

D:BEAM 

The Power (Of All The Love In 
The World) 

Magnet 

LIKE every other D:Ream record, "The 
Power” is aimed at the masses. And how. 
Wand's giddy-up remix is enough to raise 
poor old Red Rum from his Aintree grave 
and have him jumping over Beecher’s 
Brook like a 1 0-year-old. Just as long as 
Peter Cunnah can keep turning out 
soaraway pop songs like this, he won't 
need to worry about his po-faced critics. 
After all, he's the one counting the dollars. 
Best of luck to him. (P) 

•••CO 
Rob: "Take it off I” 

Wayne: “Get rid of it!” 

Rob: “They’ve gone really commercial now.” 
Peter Cunnah doesn't half look like Dave 
Valentine, though.” 

••ooo 

RUFFNECK FEATURING 
YAVAHN 

Everybody Be Somebody 

Positiva 

JUDGING by the frenzy which greeted 
the import copies of this track, Ruffneck 
are destined to become this month’s 
Bucketheads. Sounding kind of like 
Deee-Lite, but with an annoying bloke 
screaming out the title, even the press 
release acknowledges it to be “irritatingly 
infectious". Masters At Work's mix flaunts 
their incipient Basic Channel fascination, 
but they still emerge with a superbly 
individual take. (CB) 

••••O 

Rob: “It’s too soul-orientated for me." 


Lucia: “I'm into it The shouts are good and it 
sounds a bit like Inner City.” 

•••OO 

EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL 

Missing (Remixes) 

Blanco Y Negro 

THIS is a miracle. Tracy Thorn’s voice has 
always been too miserable for words. But 
with Todd Terry on the mix, the result is a 
highly infectious song which will linger in 
your sorry soul for days. It’s not that T odd 
has drastically reshaped her vocals. It’s 
just that the combination of Thorn’s deeply 
sombre tones and the delicate house 
groove will have people in tears at the end 
of a hot, sweaty, mystical night in a place 
like Hard Times. (BT) 

••••O 

Rob: “I think Tracy Thorn has a nice voice. It’s 
good for remixing. This is quite handbaggy, but 
not uplifting enough for me.” 

Wayne: “I don’t like it at all.” 

••©OO 

WICKED WIPE 

Rok Da House 

Virtual Recordings, Germany 

HOWEVER easy it is to stick a knife into the 
German sound, they certainly know how to 
make the dancefloors rock. And this is no 
exception. A fast and frenetic thumper, it’s 
like Ramon Zenker meets DJ Misjah & DJ 
Tim meets Patrick Prins. So imagine quirky 
hard house with 303s and a trusty “Rok Da 
House" sample. Imagine a track which will 
further prove how many clubbers have 
become more open to tougher sounds. A 
record for the back room at Cream. (BT) 
••••• 

Lucia: “I love the way the track fades out and 
you’re just left with that noise. I’d definately 
remember this if I heard it when I was out" 

Rob: “It’s very energetic. Yeah, stomping.” 

••••€ 

REDNAIL KIDZ 

Elektrik Disko 

Sounds 006 

THE man responsible for this slow, sexy 
groove is the mighty Derrick Carter. But 
despite the pace, the beats on “Elektrik 
Disko" are typically crunchy. And however 
sensual the vibe might be, there’s also a 
vague hint of danger. Nothing really 
serious, though. It's more thrilling than 
chilling. A silk blindfold, perhaps. Just 
don't tell the missus. (P) 

•••CO 

Rob: “This has a Whitney Houston-style electric 
piano and an interesting breakbeat but the rest 
is horrible. I’d give it to my nan.” 

•©OOO 

DAVID HOLMES 

No Man’s Land 

Go! Beat 

AS well as "No Man’s Land”, the much 
talked-about alternative soundtrack to 
“In The Name OfThe Father", here is your 






HARDFLOOR 

Dadamphreaknoizphunk EP 

Harthouse 

YOU always know what to expect from Hardfloor. 

Only this time, you don't get it. Instead of the 
duo’s usual full-on Euro acid nonsense, the tracks 
featured here sound like they're played at half- 
speed. The only real clue to who is responsible 
comes with the single cymbal crash at the close of 

“Vimtrop”. They've obviously learnt some welcome new tricks during the last few n 
they still don't know how to end a record any other way. (P) 

•••OO 

Rob: “Hardfloor always seem to come up with interesting noises. We like a bit of analogue tweaking. 
Not just analogue sampling, but actually using it" 

Lucia: “It sounds like The Chemical Brothers.” 

Rob: “It’s not as in-yer-face, but it is quite trip hoppy. ‘Phat Packer’ has a brilliant groove. We're into that 
Chemical Brothers trip 

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hop sound..." 

Wayne: “Breakbeats. . ." 
Rob: "I really like the 
production and the little 
sequenced noises running 
around in the background. 
It makes a nice alternative 
to a lot of records." 

Lucia: ‘They’re basically 
using the same sounds as 
on ‘Acperience’, but 
they’re putting a very 
different groove 
underneath them. And a 
little bit more of the bass, 
too.” 



chance to catch up on the excellently 
downtempo "Smoked Oak", which first 
came as a free single with a recent copy 
of “Jockey Slut". Plus some juddering 
electro phuturism on “Slash The Seats" 
and a radical manipulation of the techno 
formula on “This Time". (CB) 

•••CO 

Rob: “It’s not a dancefloor record.” 

Wayne: “The first mix sounds like a movie 
soundtrack. It’s pretentious and the package 
is saved only by the trip hop track." 

•••OO 

KEN ISHII 

Extra 

R&S 

REMEMBER where you heard it first. 

Lifted from Muzik’s recent free R&S tape, 
“Extra" is Ishii at his most danceable, 
listenable and loveable. A long way from 
the troubled abstractions and esoterica 
we’re more used to, the Japanese Aphex 
has clearly taken in some ultra-mod 
Chicago house recently. On the mix front, 
Luke Slater obliterates the original in favour 
of white-heat minimalism, while Dave Angel 
and Wagon Christ add further kudos to an 
already cool release. (CB) 

••••O 

Wayne: “There’s nothing here, really. To me, 
it’s just a standard record." 

••COO 

KAMASUTRA 

Kamasutra Express 

Transworld 

A BIG club record of recent months, 
especially with Jon Pleased Wimmin, this 
is Alex Neri and Marco Baroni steering a 
slow train into the dawn. But like “The 
Runaway Train", it gathers speed as it goes 
along and, when those bells chime, it’s off 
to the dancefloor you must go. It’s taken 
quite a long time to get licensed, but 
nobody is going to catch it now. (BT) 
•••• 

Rob: “It has a Donna Summer bassline! Fuck 
off and get your own ideas!” 

Lucia: “We’d never nick anything as obviously 
as that Zero for originality!” 

ooooo 

QUIUVER 

Believe In Me 

Perfecto 

PIANOS, strings, a smooth bassline and 
some gently fizzing, pseudo-acidic FX do 
not add up to anything particularly worth 
recommending on the A-side of this, 
Quivver’s debut Perfecto release. This is 
all too restrained. It’s like trance music for 
wedding receptions. Even Dave Valentine, 
whose remix appears on the flip, has 
trouble lifting it above knee height. (P) 

••ooo 

Lucia: “Cheese factor!" 

Wayne: “Standard piano lines!” 

Lucia: "Heard it all before.” 

••OOO 


I BROCCOLI BROS VERSOS 
i RIGHTEOOS MEN 

; Catch It 

; Radikal Fear 

i ONE forthe submariners in the techno sea. 

: "Catch It" is an anonymous attempt to 
i combine Chicago jacking with abstract 
j electronic textures, but it’s the awesome 
j “Ruhrschnellweg" which is attracting all 
: of the attention. Harnessing the most 
: beautiful strings this side of a cherub's chill- 
; out room to a panoply of firework rhythms, it 
: rolls, snaps, bucks and finally thunders into 
: your head like a bullet made of silk. Another 

• triumph for Felix Da Housecat. (CB) 

j ••••• 

: Lucia: “Five for the name. But not for the track. 

: It’s a bit boring.” 

: Wayne: "Limp lettuce!” 

j ••OOO 

i LOPEZ 

i Why Can’t It Stop? 

! Trophy 

| YOU'VE only got to hear "Why Can't It 
: Stop?" once to understand that no other 
i title would have been appropriate. The 
: gritty, stuttered vocals, insistent piano 
j stabs and earth-shaking beats are all in 
j place within the first minute or so. There's 
i no development, no growth. Underthe 

• right circumstances, though, it sure as hell 
j is an effective little bugger. (P) 

j •••OO 

: Rob: “This is more like iL It’s based on a 
: cheesey old sample, but I like it” 
j Lucia: “Deep and grubby. It’s filter music. 

: I’d say it was a modulated synth. Yeah, it’s 

: a good one.” 

j •••• 

\ MEKON FEATURING “MAD” 
j FRANKIE FRASER 
i Revenge Of The Mekon 

; Wall Of Sound 

: POSSIBLY the craziest team-up since The 
: Sex Pistols and Ronnie Biggs. Mekon slice 
: up Dee Patten's “Badman" break with a 
i screeching sub-guitar solo and dope 
: beats, while Fraser, the renowned East End 
: hood, drifts in and out of the mix. “Revenge 

• Of The Mekon" is what happens when 

j white punks take 83 different genres for a 
: quick sleep with horses. Scary stuff. (CB) 
j •••• 

i Rob: “I don’t like guitar solos. Especially 

• Wayne’s!” 

i Wayne: “Right, I'm leaving!” 

: Rob: “I just might get into this track, though. 

: Yeah, it’s actually pretty cool.” 

: •••OO 

j VINYL BLAIR 

i Blair Necessities EP 

i Hard Hands 

j IT looks like Billy Nasty has finally come up 
: with a project as loaded with sweaty 

• energy and irresistible fury as those sets 

: which have made him one of Britain’s most 


popular DJs. These tracks range from hard, 
driving techno to spaced-out dub to weirdo 
electronic graffiti, but the best of the bunch 
has to be “Space Bud", a track with scatter- 
gun beats and luscious chords. (CB) 
••••€ 

Lucia: “It’s interesting. I quite like it” 

Rob: “It could be a harder, but I like the rhythms.” 

•••OO 

GREEN VELVET 

Flash (Remixes) 

Open 

This took a while to sort out, but Ministry Of 
Sound have finally decided to license what 
is possibly the biggest record from their 
Friday night Open All Hours session. The 
original cut of this track was not far short of 
untouchable, but with Rush, Sneak, 
Jellybean, Paul Johnson, Boo Williams and 
Green Velvet themselves at the desk, this is 
an extremely strong remix package. And 
it's the latter of the two which cuts it, Green 
Velvet using a similar groove without the 
wild break and Boo Williams including 
more mad laughing gas samples. (BT) 
••••• 

Rob: “A nice groove. A happy, uplifting vibe. I 
like this one.” 

Wayne: "It’s a pretty standard, but happy, sound.” 

•••CO 

STACEY PULLEN 

Forever 

Balance 

CLASSIC alert! Classic alert! With the 
release of the Silent Phase album and now 


with this reissue of a track which originally 
appeared on Prescription’s “Classics" 

EP, Stacey Pullen’s time has clearly come. 
The instantly recognisable chiming melody 
gradually sinks deeper and deeper into a 
beautifully basic groove, “Forever” is a cut 
where soundtrack heaven meets the 
emotional genius of “Altered States". 
Utterly unmissable. (CB) 

••••• 

Rob: “It has a certain energy about it and I like 
the sounds.” 

Lucia: “Yeah, the sounds are good. I’d 
definitely listen to this.” 

•••OO 

LUTHER VANDROSS 

Power Of Love (Frankie Knuckles 
Mixes) 

Epic 

LUTHER Vandross has come a long way 
since he used to sing advertising jingles for 
companies like Burger King and 7-Up. 

He has been responsible some truly 
formidible tracks over the last 1 5 years. 
This, however, is not one of them. Perhaps 
it's something to do with the fact that 
Vandross made went back into the studio 
to re-cut his vocals specially for Frankie 
Knuckles. The result is more spit ‘n’ 
sawdust than wine bar. (P) 

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Rob: “This is about as interesting as a Mariah 
Carey record. Toohandbaggy.” 

Wayne: “A plastic handbag at that” 

Rob: “I wouldn't give this any marks.” 

Wayne: “Nope. It’s utter bollocks.” 

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Transmat/R & S 

THE death knoll has apparently sounded its doom-laden chime. 
After years of salivating over the latest 4/4 blockbuster, certain ff 
pundits are now proclaiming techno to be a spent force. They claim 
techno has reached itsfurthest point. That it has been superseded 
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about the way dance music operates. Because within its own house 
(no pun intended), the various sub-divisions of dance are not 
isolated, but connected. Thedevelopmentofonestrandaffectsthe 
others. The way jungle has sent rhythms topsy-turvy has had a 
direct influence on the entire musical climate. The only way to move 
forward is to contort beats into more complex permutations. Forthe 
moment, rhythm holds the key. 

The ability to make blips and bleeps sound groovy and funky is 
what has always made Detroit techno so captivating. And despite 
the recent below par albums from Carl Craig and Juan Atkins, plenty 
of other producers have managed to keep the rhythmic spirit alive. 
The likes of Eddie Flashin' Fowlkes and Claude Young are totally 
re-defining sonic dimensions. Butthere is one person who stands 
alone, one person who is building a new sourjd monument. His 
name is Stacey Pullen. Also known as Silent Phase. 

Pullen first made his bid forthe future in 1 992, when he released 
his “Ritual Beatings System” EP. Returning to the roots of rhythm, 
he deployed samples of African tribalisms into midi 
instrumentation. From there, the precedent was set. Rhythm was 
to be Pullen's musical oxygen. He understood that i|iythm could 
not only unleash basic instincts, but also define a vibe and express 
an emotion. But most of all, he understood that rhythm was the 
all-pervasive sonic glue to bond the past, present and future. 

The other important point about the influence of “Ritua 
System” on Pullen’s musical career was the cultiv 
Phase moniker on “Wave The Rave Goodbye". W‘ 

“Get back to the basics of good music”, he gain 
DJing, working with technocratsjike Derrick May, K 
Chez Damier and Kevin Saunder^on. He produced a t 
material oh KMS, BMG/Ariola, Buzz and Eclipse, as well as 
developing his Kosmik Messenger persona for Plink Plonk. 

In between all this, he converted Silent Phase into a musical force. 
With its own cannon, Pullen views Silent Phase as a concept which 
involves listening, watching and waiting for the right time to release 
“A Theory Of Silent Phase". 

Encompassing primordial beats into sifting digitations and jazz 
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101 + 303 + 808 = Now From A Band 

Sabrettes 

IT may be wrong to fantasise about the 
pursuits of youth in the manner of a 
rheumy-eyed, sentimental old wrinklie, but 
listening to the new Sabrettes compilation, 

I can't shake a particularly strong image 
from my mind. I can't stop thinking of a 
tower block bedroom, lit only by the glow 
of a computer screen and cigarette ends, 
rammed with angry young men getting a 
thrill from listening to a drum machine at 
ear-splitting volume. 

Right from the off , “ 1 0 1 + 303 + 808 = 
Now From A Band" merges into one 
boisterous, high-tempo beat frenzy which • 
smacks of livid teenagers, strung out on 
speed and making music in between sprees 
of petty crime. This is a techno punk album, 
created for fans of nosebleeds and those 
who like their electronics untutored, messy 
and out of control. Five new groups are 
featured, but I defy you to tell them apart. 

“1 01 ..." is raw and unsophisticated noise- 
mongering at its most entertaining. And, in 
the same way that a can of Tennent's Super 
is recommended for a hangover, I heartily 
endorse this product. 

Harry Flowers 
•••CO 

AS ONE 

Celestial Soul 

New Electronica 

SOUL music is not just a generic term. It 
exists in many forms, even in the most 
extreme manifestation of digitronica. Which 
is why As One's Kirk Degiorgio could be 
described as a soul man. Unlike his work 
under the Future/Past and Esoterik guises, 
as As One he likes to lounge to the sounds 
of ballad barons like Curtis Mayfield and 
Terry Callier. 

As One first bared his electronic soul on 
the “Reflections" album. The sounds were 
as smooth, precise and delicate as an egg 
shell. As such, it was no wonder those 
occupying the higher echelons of techno, 
including Carl Craig, B1 2 and Terrace, had 
few qualms about remixing the tracks to 
create the strongly recommended 
“Reflections On Reflections”. 

“Celestial Soul", however, is a more 
punctuated, less plasmatic affair. Take the 
title track, on which electro loops are 
whipped by strings and eroded by gusts of 
forceful beats. This is tempered by the 
Detroit-ish sequences and languorous FX 
of “Ikairu". “Interstellar" is a lesson from 
the Carl Craig school of ponderous 
groove contours, while “Dhyana" and 
“Hybrid” are characterised by concentric 
chord patterns. Then there’s the digitial 
samba sound of "Artois" and the ethereal 
aria of “Renaissance". 

Although Kirk Degiorgio has produced a 
record dripping with luxurious strings and 
chords, the beats within are harder and less 
romantic than on “Reflections". But 
whatever the stylistic mutations, this is 
classic soul for 21 st Century casuals. 
1/eenaVirdi 
••••O 


BLAKE RAXTER 

The Vault 
dlSKOh 


ONE of the unsung fathers of Detroit 
techno, Blake Baxter rarely surfaces long 
enough to maintain a career. Like all US 
techno-meisters, he DJs to pay the rent. 

But his records appear almost of their 
own accord, without heralds trumpeting 
his status, without angels to sing of his 
finest hours. 

But if he did have a personal choir of 
seraphim and cherubim, it's of “The Vault" 
that they would sing. These delicious 
tracks hark back to 1 988, but never seem 
dated. Baxter has stayed closer to his roots 
than the other pioneers. His songs evolve 
from a deeply seductive bass noise which 
saturates your body. His machines are 
never cold. They're full of emotion and 


dripping with feeling. 

The opener, "I’m Given", silkily explores 
Baxter's themes in a superior dance 
workout. It's only slowly that you begin to 
feel the bass seep through. No Indian 
takeaway merchant, he takes his time, 
giving light kisses where others' hands 
would start wandering too quickly. By the 
time his voice enters on the jazzy “Just A 
Touch", your pupils are dilating, your breath 
coming quicker. 

Casting aside digital smoothness when 
the atmosphere demands it, Baxter knows 
no restrictions. Take “Your All" is the killer 
track here. Spinning around the repeated 
words, “You 're all I ever wanted/ You 're all I 
ever needed", a clipped snare line 
underlying the mix, it makes falling out of 
love worthwhile. You'll want to take long 
walks in the rain and run up a horrendous 
phone bill. 

Deep and fluid, “The Vault" will surely 
break your heart. 

Vaughan Allen 

••••€ 

CJ R0LLAND 

Electronic Highway 

R&S, Belgium 

HOW easy would it be for someone like 
CJ Bolland to keep living on past glories? 
One of the pioneers of the Belgian sound 
which R&S brought to the dancefloor at 
the beginning of the Nineties, his effect 
on the progression of intelligent techno 
has been immense. 

“Electronic Highway" does not, however, 
feature anything of the quality of 
“Nightbreed" or “Camargue". While those 
tracks propelled forward the idea of 
progressive techno, much of Bolland's new 
album represents a holding action. With 
most artists this would be negative, but 
Bolland is good enough to keep spraying 
in new tones, new textures. 

Much of the album is far too complicated to 
take in atone hearing. Heavy with ideas, even 
the fastest of his tracks require repeated 
listening to fully capture all the intricacies. 

On classic techno cuts like “Neural Paradox", 
Bolland overlays throat-gurgling basslines 
and chattering computations with almost 
pretty synth swirls, never quite producing 
what you might expect. “Zenith” and "Bones” 
see him playing with drum l n' bass to 
produce a techno-jungle hybrid. Anyone 
for Euro jungle? 

Convoluted. Controlled. Convincing. 

Vaughan Allen 

••••O 

THE ADVENT 

Elements Of Life 

Internal 

THE Advent’s Cisco Ferreira and Colin 
McBean have blazed a name for 
themselves with a stream of heavy-duty 
limited-edition EPs which gathered up the 
current influences of techno and spat ’em 
out with a double dose of steel nails. Both 
have been at it since the mid-Eighties, so it 
seems to be no problem for them to mate 
the electro coursing through their veins 
with prevalent modern trends like Basic 
Channel rifferama. 

“Elements Of Life" is the dynamic duo's 
debut album. It ropes together 1 2 tracks 
which straddle the current technoscape 
with dark energy and a degree of funk. 
Devotees of the Slater/Maurizio hard school 
will bang their heads and play air synth to 
relentless turbo knees-ups such as “Audio 
Illusion" and “Mad Dog". But the way the 
record bows out with a couple of robo- 
voiced electro squelches shows that the 
pair also know their Jonzun and PVC Crew 
back catalogues. 

On top of this, the T ransmat alter in the 
studio occasionally starts glowing and 
spews a radiant Detroit soul into the 
proceedings. It’s this obvious devotion and 
accompanying deeperthought which make 
The Advent something worth marking in the 
old techno calender. 

Kris Needs 

••••O 






ROGER SANCHEZ 

Hard rimes - file Album 

“ARE You Satisfied?" asked 
house groove on Tribal UK. And 

In the same way that every football club has a match programme, 
on the planet now feels the need to present their manifesto. He 
compilations currently doing the rounds. And the approach of 
making matters worse. The question is, why do so few of them 
their crowds and their DJs are all about? 

At the moment, a lot of labels are more concerned with landing 
compilations than obtaining decent remixes for the dancefloor. De 
"Hideaway” is unquestionably one of the biggest tunes of the year, 
of money deConstruction paid Slip 'N' Slide for the track means they' 
recoup their costs unless it appears on one of the ever- popular “Now That’s What I 
Call Music" collections. With each “Now. ..” selling upwards of one million copie 
the royalties would make it a wodhwhile investment. 

The wider recoi d-buying public needs dance compilations because they p 
a club experience and often feature tracks otherwise unavailable except as 
expensive imports. But the listener needs to come away from these records 
without the feeling of being cheated. Let's hear a few different tracks, a few 
different DJs. Let's have a bit more research, a bit more thought. 

Which is what makes “Hard Times - The Album" far more valuable than most. 
Although it cannot be denied that some of the tracks included here have been done 
to death elsewhere, Sanchez' eagerness to work with exclusive material is surely 
Ihe way forward. As a result, this record features unreleased versions of tracks 
from DJ Sneak, Disciple, Farley & Heller and The S-Man himself, which are perfectly 
combined with classics like Kathy Sledge’s “Another Star " and Black Science 
Orchestra’s “New Jersey Deep". Plus, of course, the De'Lacy tune. 

What also makes “Hard Times - The Album" such an invigorating mix is the facl 
that Sanchez has actually concocted it himself! Don’t look so surprised. We've 
heard whispers that some mix compilations aren't really the work ot the DJ whose 
name appears on the sleeve. The artists are paid for the use of their monikers, 
but the mixes are subsequently created by computers. Talk about mrsprung 
durch technic. 

For this selection, Sanchez took two days out and performed his thang with two 
decks and two CD players. The result is an emotional mix which transports you 
along a hedonistic highway. A cascading road jammed with rushes of emotion and 
memories of both Hard Times and Roger Sanchez. 

This deserves your time for sheer honesty alone. The rest of the industry should 
take note. 

So should you. Before yourvaluable notes are taken from you. 


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RauschenlO 

Force Inc Music Works, Germany 

AS Force Inc approach their 1 0Oth release, this 
album proves they are one of the world's finest 
labels. Featuring new cuts from the likes of Ian 
Pooley, Cristian Vogel and Mike Ink on the first 
CD and classic tracks from Heckmann and Alex 
Empire on a second, it is a definitive guide to the 
darker side of the dancefloor. Slamming, 
••••it 

DANNY TENAGLI A PRESENTS... 

Maxi Records: Maxi-Mum Dancefloor 

Capacity 

x.-lrome 

MAXI is one of the most overlooked US house 
labels around. Formed in 1 990, we should 
thank them for pivotal cuts like SK Project's 
tear-drenched "Your Love Is Taking Me Over" 
and the poignantly-titled “Move Your 
Waistline". And, more recently, for 
introducing us to the divine Daphne. It’s 
good to see them given props by xrireme. 
••••O 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Spacefrogs 2 

Spacafroys, Germany 

BELIEVE it or not, licking the back of a 
frog can have an hallucinatory effect 
on the human brain. So does listening to 
Spacefrog Records, Superstition's 
experimental offshoot Take the luscious 
vocals, dubby basslines and staccato drums 
of Affie Yusuf's revelationary “Something's 
Wrong". Or the Mark Gage and Marmion 
cuts also included here. 

•••CO 


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Ibiza 1995 

21st Century 

WITH adverts for “Ibiza 1 995” in practically 
every style magazine, it's clear the Ibiza 
crowd is no longer a clubbing cognoscenti. 
Still, at least Nicky Holloway has included a 
true E anthem on this compilation (Farley & 
Heller Project's “Ultra Flava") to make up for 
the island’s crap E. 

•••Op 

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE 

Jarremix 

Disques Dreyfus, France 

SLAM'S classic remix of Jean-Michel Jarre 
from 1 994 is still their best since One Dove. 
And with other mixes from Laurent Gamier, 
Gat Decor and Sunscreem, this is a very 
collectable package. Incidentally, when 
GarnierplayedUROOl to Jarre, the 
Frenchman flipped. So how jarred will 
we be if the showdown ofthe century isn't 
pulled off? 

•••00 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Soul Sound Of The Nineties 

Street Sounds 

BOB Jones does it again. The man whose 
Kiss playlists are regularly handed over shop 
counters with demands of “I want them all”, 
has put together a sensual selection of 
Nineties soul. With contributions from the 
likes of Cunnie Williams, Courtney Buchanan 
and Paul Johnson, this really is the “Soul 
Sound Of The Nineties". The Bob Jones 
sound.no less. 

••••« 


BOYZII MEN 

The Remix Collection 
Motown 

THIS embalmed collection of familiar 
(and two new) tunes isn’t the wince- 
inducing album you might have 
expected. Although Boyz II Men look 
like Jodeci’s corny cousins, when the 
tape hits the rollers, they’re still the best 
male harmony group in modern r&b. 
Nobody is doubting Jodeci’s validity 
and their wider reaching influence, 
but simple-dimple tunes like 
“Motownphilly” retain their original 
charm because they combine age-old 
barber-shop quartet doo-wops with 
elements of early New Jack Swing. 
Back then, the Boyz were down with 
Michael Bivens (the former New Edition 
member who discovered them) and 
appealed to their peers. Now they've 
skipped a generation and landed 
themselves at the “End Of The Road". 
All that getting down on “Bended 
Knee” before the "Water Runs Dry" has 
trapped this group in a time-warp of 
MOR soulfulness which Motown 
needs to turn around. Until they’ve 
worked out how, they'll give us a 
Nineties greatest hits compilation (a 
remix collection) after just two albums 
and try to toughen up the guys’ image 
with various musical approaches which 
are simplistic but “streety". As the 
imminent success of “Vibin"' will prove, 
it works. But for how long? 

Jacqueline Springer 
••••O 

COOLIO 

Gangster’s Paradise 
Tommy Boy 

COOLIO is no fly by night. He’s been 
on the Los Angeles scene for a good 1 5 
years, his background including a stint 


as a wedding rap-a-gram and another 
with WC &The Maad Circle. As a 
result, it’s perfectly clear he is not going 
to throw away the success he garnered 
from “It Takes A Thief". So, while he is 
an excellent rapper who has never quite 
got the flavour of the old skool out of his 
mouth, much of “Gangster's Paradise" 
is hip pop. Which, in this particular 
instance, is a shame. 

Coolio is intelligent and perceptive. 

He also exhibits a fine sense of music in 
his flows. Unfortunately, most of what is 
put behind him is overblown (the title 
cut), hackneyed (“Too Hot”) or both (the 
chorus of “A Thang Going On”). It 
severely blunts his subtlety and detracts 
from his words, obscuring rather than 
enhancing his talent. Only “Kinda High, 
Kinda Drunk”, the Sly tribute which is 
“Smilin’" and “Get Up" (featuring The 
Maad Circle, whose own album, “Curb 
Servin’" is far superior to this) show 
what he can do. 

WillAshon 

••COO 


VANESSA DAOU 

Zipless 

MCA 

GRRRL power is alive and kicking. 

Vanessa Daou, however, does not 
make her point by growling so much as 
purring seductively. And so “Zipless" 
sets you afloat on a sea of female 
fantasy and regret, as Daou silkily 
murmurs the poems of Erica Jong to 
the ebb and flow of wistful piano and 
synth washes. The effect is 
mesmerising. The title of the album, 
incidentally, comes from Jong’s pre-PC 
novel, “Fear Of Flying", where a 
“zipless fuck” referred to women 
getting it on with strangers on buses. 

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propaganda and a drum machine. 
Instead, it’s a smooth slide into the satin 
realms of salacious thoughts and husky, 
come-to-bed vocals. A refreshing 
antidote to the usual, "Your love takes me 
higher" posturings, Vanessa Daou’s 
interpretation of Jong's X-rated lyrics 
shows she's got more balls than most. 
Get unzipped to this. 

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Dark Hearts Volume 2 

Harthouse 

BORING? Predictable? The Arsenal of 
Euro techno? Not Harthouse, mate. At 
least not any more. They were, of course, 
once famous for being one of Sven Vath’s 
chattels and for launching Hardfloor onto 
an unsuspecting world. And then they lost 
it, disappearing down a dark hole marked, 
“Banging copycat techno trance" with a 
slew of releases custom-built for 
Germany's less discerning market. 

So common belief would have it. In fact, 
the UK branch of Harthouse have been 
doing some sterling work persuading 
their German head office that there's 
more to life than 303s and speedy beats. 
Hence the impressive line-up for “Dark 
Hearts Volume 2", with Claude Young, 

CJ Bolland, Alter Ego and Luke Slater’s 
Morganistic project among the names 
who offer exclusive material. 

The emphasis is on going experimental, 
in a funky, often breakbeat style. So Frank 
De Wulf comes out of retirement for a 
Chemical Brothers-type piece of dusted 
funk and Hardfloor tap a similar vein. 
Claude Young spins into gentle ambient 
land and Alter Ego’s “Cyax" is a fizzy 
tonic. And, in the midst of 
inconsequential fillers by Jiri Ceiver and 
Thor Inc, Neil Landstrumm steals the 


show with the monster jazz ker-thump of 
“Black Whispers". 

One from the H(e)arthouse. 

Calvin Bush 

•••CO 

DARKMAN 

Worldwide 

Wild Card/Polydor 

THE secret for British hip hop acts is to 
find a combination of music and words 
which sounds both popular and credible. 
The brave souls who attempt this mix 
deserve credit for that alone, but the 
results of their efforts do not always equal 
their courage. 

Darkmah is one such individual. Part of 
the sudden explosion of hip hop out of 
NW1 0, he’s best known for the map of 
London which is “Yabba Dabba Doo" and 
his latest nodder, “Brand New Day". 
“Worldwide”, of course, shows there's a 
lot more to him than this. His 
declamatory, dancehall-inflected defiantly 
Brit voice can cut much 
harder rhythms to 
shreds, as is obvious 
with both “What’s 
Not Yours" and 
“Worldwide Ting". 

The backing to this fine 
boom sometimes sinks 
into cliche, the weedling 
organ of the West 
Coast mainstream and 
the Hawkwind-meets- 
Funkadelic guitar of 
“Come With The 
Funk", for example. 

Nevertheless, he’s 
clearly determined to 
make popular but 
visceral British music. 

Good luck to him. 

Will Ashon 
ICO 


THE PHARCYDE 

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Delicious Vinyl, USA 

"BIZARRE Ride. . established The Pharcyde as one of Ihe funniest, most original groups 
in hip hop. Both off-the-wall and deep in argot, they're not afraid to deal with subjects 
which send trembles down the legs of rap's traditional machismo stance. 

Remarkably, ‘Labcabincalifornia” is evert better. Rather than backing off from their 
original vision, as a lot of artists do on lhal tough second alburn, The Pharcyde have 
shar pened the focus. There's something kaleidoscopic about their rapping, but the 
patterns are clear. Here is one of the most powerful, yei most subtle attacks on the idea 
of “reality rap” you will ever find, something they achieve through jokes, dissing and exhorting. 

First, on "Bullshit", they assault the idea ol a straightforward “reality" to be reported on: 
“Put the reality into reality /So surreal /You feel/You never knew reality until you stood 
still/Now you are tar from alive 1 '. With “Groupie Therapy”, they assess what reality means 
lor successful rap artists dislocated from the background which created them. In this 
respect, it’s interesting that the album is called “Labcabincalifornia", the L.ab Cabin being 
Ihe studio in the suburbs the group moved to when life became too frantic at the famous 
Pharcyde Manor in South Central. 

They criticise the idea that rappers who bite their styles from someone else have anything 
to do with reality (“Xerox MCs are pathetic/They’re trying to duplicate/They come out 
thetic"). Then proceed to develop this thought intoa critique of the record industry on 
tilin' That Means Somethin'" and “Devil Music”. The effects of this “Xeroxed" macho 
are further explored with “She Said", “Moment In Time" and “Y?”, where we learn, 
“Sometimes all I want to do is cry/ Highly upset/But 
nothing drops from my eyes/ 1 see a situation and all I do 
is grin/ People think I'm higli/Butl'm menially strapped in”. 
Even “Little D”, a seemingly puerile skit, shows a six- 
iar-old being taught the phraseology of gangsta, the 
iroceedings framed by the opening shout of "Action!". 
his is The Pharcyde's most shocking conceit. They 
recognise that their argument also undermines their 
own role: “Back in the days crime pays/But now rhyme 
pays/So I guess I’m a hustler in many ways 
Throughout the album, the music is beautiful, soulful 
and clever. On a ballad like “She Said", the potentially 
saccharine r&b-style harmonies are given a totally 
different feel by the use of a dubwise echo on the 
voices. And The Pharcyde are still hilarious. They are 
still life-affirming and optimistic. They are still all ihe 
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ive Tribal releases more than adequately showcases 

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i loaded with percussion, sexy sax lines and plenty of attitude, 
roove of Junior Vasquez’ massive “Get Your Hands Off My Man" 
a's comparatively unknown, but equally impressive “Storm”, 
*ments. 

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meed “What Do You Want" and Deep Dish's funky “Wear The 
“Love Songs (Bomb The Whitehouse)' 1 . Then there's the 
Come A Day" by Absolute US, which featui es Suzanne 
of “That's What I Got" by Liberty City. With 
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FILABRAZILIA 

Maim That Tune 

Porkys 

ONLY a handful of people are really aware 
of the existence of Fila Brazilia. Only their 
friends know what they look like. But that’s 
no excuse for ignoring this album. Don't 
miss out on their quirky confectionary of 
reprocessed audio-etchings any longer 
than you have to. 

Going unrecognised has induced Fila to 
set their sights on becoming the terrorists 
of downtempo. Continually refusing to 
pander to mainstream diktat, the Brazilia 
boys have innoculated themselves against 
the music industry bullshit syndrome with 
some Do It Yourself vaccinations. They 
assault peoples musical sensibilities 
with a full-scale musical bastardisation. 
Which is the most likely the reason why 
they've been condemned to the outer 
reaches of their genre. 

Following on from their slinky “New 
Codes, New Chaos" album, “Maim That 
Tune" finds Fila still tainting their leftfield 
grooves with stylistic impurities. And now 
they’re deepening the channels which 
irrigate their tempos with liquid 
mellotronics. Fila set the controls with an 
African mantra hovering on “A Zed & 2 L’s". 
The wah-wah house sound of “At Home In 
Space", the Spaghetti Western-influenced 
"Harmonicas Are Shite" and the scratch ‘n’ 
hop knee-jerk of “Leggy” all pass without a 
slack-jawed vinyl skunker in earshot. 
Consistently putting their synths on the 
chopping block, this faceless twosome are 
producing lip-smacking music. Fila Brazilia 
are both weird and wonderful. 

Veena Virdi 

••••«) 

M0L0K0 

Do You Like My Tight Sweater? 

Echo 

MATISSE meets George Clinton at an 
Eighties disco drag ball. Sorry about that, 
but it seems to be the only way to properly 
convey a sense of Moloko’s luminous 
musical and visual vision. Their surreal 
sound really is almost beyond 
categorisation. 

In the plethora of influences which wriggle 
for space on “Do You Like My Tight 
Sweater?", the flatulent basslines and 
animatory humour of P-funk stand out the 
most clearly. But there are also scraps of 
electro, new romanticism, jungle and 
tripped-out hip hop. And atop of this are 
scratched the sinous vocals of Roisin 
Murphy, whose invigorating and inspired 
stream of conciousness lyrics include lines 
like, "Spiky lady, shiny queen /Don't tell 
them what you've seen/ Plastic people 
silicone/ Don't you let them in your home". 
The impossibly individual nature of their 
sound means that Moloko are unlikely to 
spawn many imitators, but they do share a 
certain something (Temazepam, maybe?) 
with the equally awry Money Mark. These 
are indeed strange times we live in. 

Jake Barnes 


: MOTHER EARTH 

j You Have Been Watching 

j Acid Jazz 

: AS the tide of acid jazz has receded from 
: the beachhead of fashion, Mother Earth 
: have been left high and dry. Grounded, 
overtaken by trip hop, the group can no 
longer be said to occupy the centre ground 
of cool. But then this might not actually be 
such a bad thing for them. 

If you live by fashions, you're on a short- 
term contract. Which is presumably why, 
following on from the over-stylised 
pastiche of their previous albums, “Stoned 
Woman" and “The People Tree", Mother 
Earth have opted to sail the calmer waters 
of the classic and the tested. Listening to 
“You Have Been Watching" is like slipping 
in a time warp back to the days of 
psychedelic rock. Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, 
Deep Purple, The Who and Eric Clapton 
all haunt the recordings. There's even a 
cover of the Small Faces' “Wham Bam, 
Thank You Mam." Their replication is 
extremely eerie. 

Devoid of electronicaand resolutely 
sticking to the tenets of the past, perhaps 
the best compliment to pay “You Have 
Been Watching" is that it sounds as if it 
could have been made 25 years ago. 

Jake Barnes 
•••OO 

ERIC POWELL PRESENTS... 

Psychotrance 3 

Moonshine 

DON'T you just lurve DJ mix albums? 
There's no need to worry about changing 
the record every few minutes and there are 
no awkward silences between tracks. 
They’re just perfect for when the get- 
together in your front room is unexpectedly 
upgraded to a havin' it party. 

On the techno/trance tip, DJ mix albums 
don't come better than Moonshine’s 
“Psychotrance" series. Having recruited 
Mr C and Darren Emerson for their first 
couple of volumes, they’ve now turned to 
Eric Powell, one of the bosses of Bush 
Records and a man who firmly believes 
house and techno to be two sides of the 
same coin. It’s an inspired choice. 
Appropriately enough, “Psychotrance 3" 
kicks off with a bit of nu-Chicago from 
Cajmere, Paul Johnson and Green Velvet, 
which is followed by Luke Slater's not 
dissimilarly-styled mix of Slam’s “Positive 
Education”. Powell then locks into a tight, 
seamless, hard ‘n’ funky groove courtesy of 
the likes of Mark N-R-G, Hell & Jonzun and 
Mike Ink. The two unreleased tracks by J 
Daniel and The Caproject, both of whom 
are part of the Bush stable, are also well 
worth checking out. As is the way the set 
reaches a higher state of squelchiness with 
the Hardfloor mixes of Chantel’s “The 
Realm" and Baby Doc & The Dentist’s 
“Mantra To Buddha". 

A copy of this album, a bit of strobe, a few 
lasers and, hey, you’re ready for the full-on 
home clubbing experience. Action-packed! 
Camilo Rocha 
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PSYCHICK 
WARRIORS OV GAIA 

Record Of Breaks 

KK 

THOSE Psychick Warriors definitely don’t 
make party music. Not in the jelly and ice- 
cream sense, anyway. Even their wildest 
celebrations would be terribly serious, 
totally planned in their spontaneity, utterly 
ordered in their chaos. 

“Record Of Breaks", the group's second 
album, finds them continuing their 
independent thinking. Their recent single, 
"Kraak”, and the other full tracks here are 
tense and possessed, even when they are 
toying with happy sounds. Like the child- 
catcher in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", the 
Warriors may be waving lollipops, but it's 
only to tempt the innocent. Their take on 
the dark side of low tempo trance is 
endlessly hypnotic and fulfilling. It’s perfect 
coming down music. So long as someone 
is holding your hand really, really tight. 

At the end of each side of the vinyl version 
are locked grooves of feedback. Left out in 
the midday sun, they are the festering 
remains of discarded pop-techno. Let them 
run, let them flow. They’re the last sounds 
that you will hear as your brain is down- 
loaded into the machine. 

Vaughan Allen 
••••O 

RAGGA TWINS 

Rinsin’ Lyrics 

Positiva 

“MONEY", the title of the first single from 
“Rinsin’ Lyrics", says it all. This album is all 
about cold cash. For a start, it’s produced 
by Us3, who use many of the ideas which 
helped to make them a mint. Even down 
to the same cold Blue Note trappings. 
Which, considering Ragga Twins’ 
background, is a shame. Many of their early 
tracks, such as “Spliffhead", "On A Ragga 
Tip" and “Hooligan 69”, were prime 
examples of embryonic drum 'n' bass. 
Wicked tunes. But drum ‘n’ bass doesn’t 
get you into the Top 20, or on car and KFC 
adverts. Actually it does now, but that 
wasn’t so a year ago, when the Twins had to 
pay the bills and make “Rinsin' Lyrics". As a 
result, it consists of safe pop reggae which, 
you may have noticed, is one of the biggest- 
selling sounds in today's chart market. 

You can't deny that "Rinsin' Lyrics" is a 
catchy album. Kids will love it. But you 
couldn’t wish fora clearer example of the 
schism between commerce and art. 

Jake Barnes 

••ooo 

SOAP 

Dumb Funk Resistance 

Harthouse UK 

SOAP is the tag under which London's 
Paul Doherty has chosen to parade his 
love-laboured electronic wares. And, with 
one of the most varied sets you’ll find in 
these already diverse times, there’s a lot 
hefe to get in a lather about. 

Consider, for a start, the bpm range of 



"Dumb Funk Resistance". It runs from 70 to 
1 50 and all points in between. This 
sometimes leads to the kind of mish-mash 
which has caused many a syrup to slip in 
the hands of the numerous charlatans of 
dance music. A genuinely broad musical 
mind and an all-consuming passion can, 
however, conquer much and Paul 
translates this fervour with injections of 
jittery funk, Detroit washes, jungle detours 
and fierce techno with soul. 

If this album was on aflavour-of-the-month 
American imprint, those stout men of 
techno woutd shit themselves. But it's not. 
It’s on Harthouse, a under-rated bastion of 
forward-looking electronica. So a word of 
warning. Don't let your prejudices get the 
better of you. Those who dismiss “Dumb 


Funk Resistance" because of its country of 
origin deserve the rope, not this Soap. 

Kris Needs 

••••O 

WOODSHED 

Forty Miles Of Rough Road Ahead 

Cloak & Dagger 

A FORMER British Telecom engineer and 
an ex-bus driver from a tower block 
somewhere in north London, these 
Woodshed dudes work at the quality end 
of the dance school of dub. Up until now 
they’ve been known only for their brilliant 
"Tales From The Woodshed" series of 
singles, which were reminiscent of J Saul 
Kane's Depth Charge work. 


“Forty Miles Of Rough Road Ahead" 
features tracks from this series and more. 

It doesn’t jump out at you and demand 
attention (but watch out for the mega bass 
blast of “Cropduster"). It simply says, “Hey, 
you with that reefer in your hand. Fancy a bit 
of company for a while?" 

In this sense, it captures the true mood of 
roots. It rides the bumps of life. It’s atonic 
for the bruises, a soundtrack for those 
occasional hot flushes of euphoria (“Space 
Junkie" comes highly recommended). 

A treat and a trip. 

Ngaire Ruth 

••••O 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Soma Quality Recordings Volume 2 

Soma 

FEW labels are as justified in belching forth 
another compilation album as Glasgow's 
Soma operation. Their udders are bloated 
with the milk of future music from names like 
Envoy,. Mode 4, Skin Trade and Maas. 

Soma unleashed Daft Punk on our 
unsuspecting legs and gave us the one of 
the best rock ‘n’ roll bands around in the 
process. They allowed Felix Da Housecat 
to transform himself into a night-stalking 
panther called Sharkimaxx. They lassoed 
Ege Bam Yasi and let G7 mix "Dream Of 
Seven Nations". They helped Funk D’Void 
to blast a floor-strafing Chicago homage 
entitled, with typical Soma subtly, “Jack Me 
Off", and Percy X to surf the tidal waves of 
Basic Channel. And let's not forget the old 
guard, Rejuvination, with their beautiful 
“Don’t Forget Who You Are" and the 
mighty Slam with the collective cranium- 
shaking “Stepback". All of this is on the 
second volume of "Soma Quality 
Recordings". It not only shows the way it’s 
been, but the way it's going to go. 

Kris Needs 

••••• 


ST ETIENNE 

Too Young To Die - The Remix Album 

Heavenly 

THROUGHOUT their rise from baggy 
notoriety to press-darling fame, St Etienne 
have come to mean nothing to me. With the 
exception of their beautiful rendition of Neil 
Y oung’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart", 
I’ve always found them too self-conciously 
kitsch, too art-student-trying-to-be-weird. 
The remixes of their tracks are, however, 
another matter entirely. 

Calling upon the help of a few of mates, St 
Etienne's “T oo Young To Die” delivers some 
wonderful moments. The remixers include 
Kris Needs, Dean Thatcher and AphexTwin, 
but the highlights are The Chemical 
Brothers’ thumping "Chekov Warp Dub" of 
“Like A Motorway" and Andy Weatherall's 
destruction of “Only Love. . Both these 
cuts once again prove that The Chemicals 
and Lord Sabre are better at working on 
other people’s material than their own. 

T oo old to rock ‘n’ roll and too young to die. 
Now there’s a novelty. 

Martin James 
•••OO 



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those unfamiliar with the New York/Jersey 
house sound feel a little car-sick. 

Coming along for the ride, the “Euro Mix” 
reflects Danny's more accessible side. We 
whiz past Patrick Puns' current anthem, pull 
up at the traffic lights of Indica’s “Labia" and 
park outside Mory Kante’s “Journey T o 
Anyoona". All the tracks are swiftly segued, 
not digitally, but on real T echnics tables, 
they'll have you know. An automotive 
package which his fans will find pleasing. 
Michael Morley 
•••OO 

OCTAGON MAN 

The Exciting World Of... 

Electron Industries 

MOST of us know J Saul Kane as the trip 
hop beatmasher behind Depth Charge. 

But Kane is also handy at knocking out the 
odd piece of mad samba house as TET and 
rude-boy electro music as Octagon Man. 

He just tends to take his time about it. 

Having said that, now he has transferred 

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DANNY RAMPLING 

Lovegroove Dance Party 

Metropole 

IN his first mix album project since joining 
1 FM, Danny Rampling shows us why he's 
the eclectic king of dance. Always known, 
rather unfairly, for programming on the safe 
side of the street, this double CD set is 
representative of a DJ who’s capable of 
changing his spots to suit the environment. 
From hard-edged trancey techno to, in the 
man's own words, “Working the mix 
garage style", this package shows off both 
extremes of the Rampling coin. 

Firing up with the "Pumpin’ Garage Mix", 
Rampling takes the occasional detour into 
latin rhythms (Roger Sanchez’ “Rhumba” 
and Chaz' “Amour La Coliter") and knocks 
on the door of melodious summer sounds 
like Urban Blues Project's “Deliver Me". 
Otherwise, the chauffeur is Mr 303, whose 
car is built from bleeps, yelps, wild-pitch, 
throbbing bass and repetitive vocal loops. 
A vehicle which, no doubt, would make 



from Vinyl Solution Records to his own 
Electron Industries imprint, “The Exciting 
World Of. . follows up the recent “Klunk” 
single with positively hyper-flash speed. So 
has the quality been lost in the process? 
Not one jot. This is the record New Order 
might have made if they'd followed 1 984’s 
“Power, Corruption And Lies" with a diet of 
"Star Wars", Drexciya, LFO and touches of 
Bambaataa-style hip hop. 

The result is funky, but also compellingly 
weird, loaded to the max on clonktastic FX 
and general bleep mania. The mutoid dub 
of “Assault" sounds as if it was recorded in 
a collapsing metalworks, "Phazer" has a 
polyrhythmic chaos bordering on jungle 
and some insane noodling plugs the space 
between tracks. But balancing all this out is 
a wonderfully spectral moodiness which 
lends the likes of “T unx” and the scary 
“Phase IV" an irresistibly cosmic glory. 

It’s not quite electro, not quite normal and 
definitely one to successfully capture the 
spirit of mid-Eighties synthesiser 
experiments within a Nineties framework. 
“The Exciting World Of. . ." is no octopussy 
of an album. Not by any means. 

Calvin Bush 

••••O 

UP YERRONSON PRESENTS... 

The Soundtrack Volume 1 

Hi-Life 

A CASE in point, then. UpYerRonson, 
Leeds’ Friday night people, are as guilty as 
anybody of following the pack and 
releasing a club compilation. We've had 
albums from Cream, Ministry Of Sound, 
Hard Times, Back To Basics and Return To 
The Source, but do these records provide 
listeners with a fulfilling club experience? 

In this instance, you’d probably have to 
say they do. There’s certainly no denying 
that the Up Yer Ronson promoters (Tony 
Hannan, Adam Wood and Marshall) have 
employed two of their biggest crowd- 
pullers to select and sequence. Graeme 
Park works through Karen Pollack’s divine 
“You Can’tTouch Me", plus heaps of his 
own mixes and others by K-Klass, while 
Jeremy Healy drives the mood into 
poptastic disco mania. Both reflect the 
patterns on one of the finest party 
dancefloors in the UK. 

But if this and all the similar compilations 
want to represent their clubs, why can’t 
they put their trust in the resident DJs who 
always make these places rock? Marshall 
himself would have been more than man 
enough for this job. Maybe next time. 

Ben Turner 
•••OO 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Trance Atlantic 2 

Volume 

VOLUME'S second collection of American 
electronica is ajumpfrom the low-key 
maiden voyage. For a start, there’s the 
sheer volume in the formatting. The 22 
tracks on the twin CD are available as a 
limited run of six vinyl discs, capturing the 
flavour of the music in its natural habitat. 

Yep, out come the bollocks for this one, as 
a stellar line-up straddling the whole 
country puts on disco boots and kicks up a 
celebration of largely pure acid house. 

There isn't even a preponderance of 
Relief-style DJ-friendly looperama. Funk is 
rampant, with the likes of Mike Dunn and 
Boo Williams getting down to simple, 

1 995-style floor annihilation. 

From familiar names like Carter, Felix, 

Hand, Baxter, Pullen, Fresh, Green Velvet, 
Wink and Davis Jr, quality comes as no 
surprise. But there is also welcome new 
blood, like the discoed-up Wamdue Kids. 
Jungle becomes a smooth bedfellow in the 
hands of Jamie Myerson and Queen 
Mecca, while Dubtribe run a warm, deep 
house jacuzzi and Single Cell Orchestra fly 
the 'Frisco freak flag in beatless float mode. 

A Godzilla of a compilation and I didn’t even 
read the accompanying 1 92-page book! 

Kris Needs 

••••• 


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VARIOUS ARTISTS 

The Hacienda 

A&M 

THE Hacienda’s determination to launch 
a jungle night and the continuation of their 
experimental Friday house club prove 
their heart is still in the right place. This 
Graeme Park-linked collection, however, 
offers a safe selection for Saturday's 
sheteute, with just the odd classic 
(Absolute, Joe Roberts and Love Tribe) to 
save face. Huge, nonetheless. 

••COO 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Impakt 

Stickman, USA 

AS their concoction of house, garage and 
techno at Space recently proved, 
Stickman's minds are open wider than 
Lake Ontario. All of which is reflected 
here, along with acidic sounds and subtle 
vocal snippets. And, like their seamless 
sets, there's no time to catch your breath. 

o 


IAMESCH R, S T| AN 
PRESENTS. . . 

Global House Culture Volume One 

ESP-Sun, Holland 

“INTERNATIONAL DJ James Christian" 
are the only audible words in the intro 
before the speaker is drowned out by an 
hysterical crowd of Japanese fans. The 
oriental setting in your mind, T urntable 
Hype's dreamy “Music Got Me Trancin’’ 
kicks in and Christian's sultry house 
selections from ESP-Sun's back catalogue 
proves he's a man to watch in 1 996. 
••••O 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Sirius 

Tresor 

“Sirius” is a welcome exercise in 
stripped-down electronic funk. Jeff Mills 
bends the filter sound into a floppy sound, 
Robert Hood presents a series of 
intricate twists and Dan Bell is just out 
there, And so near to “Sirius", we should 
perhaps be looking to the aliens for the 
next phuture fantasy club. 

••••• 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Platipus Records Volume 2 

Platipus 

WHO’d have thought Platipus would 
develop into a Goa trance label? No 
disrespect, it's just we considered them to 
be leading the European techno scene. 
But with liquid tracks from Poltergeist, Art 
Of T ranee and Union Jack, and with Oakey 
and Rampling all trancetastic, they're set to 
smash the mainstream wide open. 
“*•00 


VARIOUS ARTISTS 

There’s A Movement Underground 

Produce 

LIVERPOOL'S Produce imprint are back 
in style, leaving the curse of The Farm 
behind and opting for garage grooves. 
Three Fred Jorio productions, the luscious 
sound of Joi Cardwell and Davidson 
Ospina’s unique take on house. And all 
creatively segued by Ashley Beadle. 
•••OO 

BEING 

Tides 

Spacofrogs, Germany 

This latest release by Edinburgh's Dave 
Being reflects the remoteness of the 
Highlands. Rich musical tapestries and 
colourful soundscapes are just what's 
needed for the comedown from a night out 
in his home city, one of the finest club 
scenes in thUK. 

•••CO 


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"PECKINGS/COME ON" 


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GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS 

REMOTION 


CD only CTm™u06 

OUT 13 11/95 

Tribal Drift’s seductive fertile 
grooves beguile the senses, 
capture the soul and set the 
body free to dance. This debut 
7 track album is available at a 
special low price on the chill 
out label and is the first time 
Tribal Drift’s work has been 
released on CD. Catch the 
band on tour during November. 


12 " 'CD 

OUT 20 '11/95 

“Peckings” is a slab of shank- 
ing 90’s ska, a rocksteady 
anthem from the album 
“London Hooligan Soul” appears 
here in remixed form. Drum & 
bass meister Waxdoctor and 
techno top bod Luke Slater 
doing the honours. 


LP/CD/MC 
OUT 23/10/95 

The follow-up to This Ain’t 
Trip Hop ? is once again am; 
eclectic collection of mind 
bending sounds; the product 
of a new school of fertile musi- 
cal minds with tracks from 
both sides of the Atlantic 
including Red Snapper, 
Chemical Bros, D’Cruze and 
Dark Side of the Shroom. 


CD/MC 

OUT 06/11/95 

Eric Powell’s devastating set 
includes tracks from Green 
Velvet, Slam, and the Hard- 
floor remixes of Chantel and 
Baby Doc. 

Whether you go to Cream, 
Final Frontier, Trade, /or just 
[like to bang the arse out of it 
at home - Moonshine bring 
you yet another sparkling 
collection for your collection. 


LP/CD 

OUT 06/11/95 

“Global Communication’s 
remix technique is quite 
unique. They make each track 
their own, keeping some bare 
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Giv Me Luv a 

Yoshitoshi. USA 

Mo' pumping funk from the Deep Dish stable. Jean-Phillipe 
Auiance and Victor Imbres turn out a deep but hard joint which is 
full of surprises and star turns. Making that old "Streetplayer" 
percussion sound fresh is just one of them. Very funky, very deep 
and very Deep Dish. A stone-cold tune! 

miia 


SINGLES 

GUSTO 
Hie Spirit 
Bullet, USA 

With “Disco’s Revenge" still a 
cold winner in the capital, this 
fabulous journey into jazz-funk- 
flavoured house will do nothing to 
damage Gusto’s rapidly rising 
reputation. Michelle Weeks 
leads on with her sumpremely 
soulful vocals, backed up by live 
percussion and sax. This really is 
a wicked tune. 

•o 


SNEAK ESSENTIALS 
Volume 1 : In Da Clouds 
Strictly Rhythm, USA 

DJ Sneak meets Chaka Khan in a 
typical Chicago-style cut-up. 
Sneak really is doing it out there at 
the moment, with “Platforms 
Volume 2" and “All Over My 
Face" carrying the swing. Here, 
he’s created a tune so damn up 
and happy, that even the lamest 
dancefloor couldn't resist. 


O 


THE ABSOLUTE 

I Believe 
Tribal UK 

More of the high standards we've 
come expect from Mark Pichotti 
and Suzanne Palmer. Superb 
vocals, slamming beats, funky, 
crowd-pleasing flourishes and a 
little acidic flava for extra effect. 
Doing the business everywhere. 
••••O 

SOUL SEARCHING 

Street Players 


FRANCOIS K 

Hypnodelic EP siimif’l 

Wave. USA a 1 

An absolutely stunning four- 
tracker which pushes forward 
house music like nothing else 
on the racks. Kevorkian takes a 
musical trip through jazz, tribal, 
funk, soul and ambient. And all 
with the most impeccable drum 
programming, sounds and style, 
which will leave lovers of real 
house breathless. The mixes 
are apparently coming from 
Morales. Vega and Tenaglla, 
which goes to show how 
important this veteran still is to 
house music in 1995. 

m in 


Here's another version on the 
Streetplayer tip which sounds a 
bit, well, naff. There’s no denying 
it works very well, though, with 
tough drums, funky loops and 
vocal snatches. Worth checking. 
•••CO 

MATEO AND MATOS 
PRESENTS 

Relapse 
Nitegrooves, USA 

Head straight for “Let Yourself 
Go”, which is basically “Salsoul 
Rainbow" revisited with the well- 
known Peech Boys sample. And 
there’s nothing wrong with that. 

It's a classic garage track, full of 
Salsoul style ‘n’ sounds. And it's a 
great sax line, utilising a flow and 
deepness which is missing from 
90 per cent of trax in this genre. 
••••O 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Acacia EP 
Open 

An excellent EP which picks up 
material from Kelli Hand’s Acacia 
label. Kelli's classic “I Can't Take 
You Leaving Me" is included, as is 
her new “Street Knowledge", 
which is pure trackhead funk. But 
it’s the Wamdue Kids who really 
pull the rabbit out of the hat and 
impress with “Higher", a pumping 
piece of deep, techno-flavoured 
house music. 

••••O 

DEEP DISH 

Chocolate City (Ashley Beedle 
Remix) 

Tribal UK 

Wow, the Beedle boy sure is one 
firing kid at the moment. Here, he 
transforms an already near classic 
into the deepest shit you'll hear all 
year. The EQ on the sax solo is 
way out into the mix, leaving 
superb bottomless strings 'n' 
keys samples to carry the track 
round and round your head. 
••••€ 


SOUND BY SOUL 
EP 

After Dark, USA 

A collaboration between Andre 
Bagley and Clayton Council, 
these five tracks of deep garage 
which will be more than useful 
to most underground DJs. The 
stand-outs include the fantastic 
“I Can't Go Back", which cuts up 
Ultra Nate's pleading vocals and 
“Red Zone Echoes”, an effective 
instrumental track. 

•••CO 

FRANKIE FONCETT 

Streetfighter2000 EP 

Jus’ Trax 

The original “High On Hope" DJ 
and all-round general bad boy 
turns trackhead with four funky 
joints of drum ‘n’ bass garage 
pressure. They contain just 
enough vocal samples to keep 
everyone happy. 

•••CO 

TERENCE FM 

Stay Around 
Cajual, USA 

Chicago's Cajual are back with 
another winner. Terence FM's 
soulfully pleading vocals are 
underpinned by funky drum loops 


Reviews by TERRY FARLEY 


and an old school, Chicago-style 
piano, while, as on “Feeling Kinda 
High", the dubs really move and 
turn it out. Great stuff. 

>o 


CENTURY FALLS 

Secret Codes/Slo Dive 
Sound Proof 

Crispin J Glover returns, doing his 
thang with that ol’ retro feel, while 
remaining bang upfront on the 
production side thanks to his 
innovation in this field. “Secret 
Codes" is pure, after-hours 
Salsoul-flavoured stuff, while “Slo 
Dive" uses a wicked bassline for 
a suberbly funky track which only 
enhances the lad’s already 
massive reputation. 

AO 


IDJUT BOYS AND LAJ 

Beard LawEP 

U Star Disco 

Always great favourites of this 
column, the Idjut Boys click right 
back into the groove with four 
eclectic cuts veering from filtered- 
to-fuck Relief-style drum trax to 


classic piano-fuelled jazz-funk. If 
anyone truly represents nu-London 
house and its underground, it has 
to be these boys. Ice-cold shit. 

••••€ 


ALBUM 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 
The Wild Pitch Jam 
Nitegrooves, USA 

An intensely sensual compilation 
of blues-blowing deep house and 
garage from New York's King 
Street subsidiary. Mixed by DJ 
Pierre, it's the Acid God who 
reigns supreme here, cutting 
across no less than six splendid 
tracks from his protege, Dannell 
Dixon, along with canyon-surfing 
moodiness and tough street 
attitude from such luminaries as 
Sabrynaah Pope, Urban Soul, 
Nelson Rosado and X-Fade. 

“The Wild pitch Jam" is house 
music as a feeling, fuelling us 
with passion and vision for the 
nightbird moments in all our 
futures. (Calvin Bush) 

••••O 


* RACK ’EM UP 


Peter Hoovers from OUTLAND RECORDS in Amsterdam offers 
this month’s store guide 




AZ, Holland, Teleph 
Open Monday to f 
except Thurs 


,10.15am 
until 9pm). 


T 


What do you specialise in? 

In the basement it's techno, hardcore and 
trance, while upstairs is what we like to call 
“Nineties disco”. 

How did the shop start? 

We opened on 23 December 1991. Before 
that, i'd been working in the clubs as a 
bouncer-cum-host. I was also producing 
under the name “con AM”. This is the only 
Outland store. Although there’s an Outland in 
Maastricht, they’re nothing to do with us. We 
run our own Outland label from here. 

Who's behind the counter? Anyone famous? 

Steve Rachmad works here two days a week. 
DJ Dano does the hardcore and then there's 
Micky V, who’s got his own radio show, plus 
other DJs like Anthony and Theor. 

How many listening posts does the shop have? 

Four. Two on each floor for the punters and 
another two posts on each floor behind the 
counter for the DJs to play sets and try 
things out in the shop. 

Is there a VIP room? If so, who uses it? 

Well, it's more VIP offices for the directors of 
the label. No, seriously, it’s for producers and 
artists, people who come round a lot. They 


come down I 
we've had Di 
Wells from GTO and J 

Do you sell mix tapes? 

No, absolutely no way. For a start, they're 
illegal in Holland. So if I did sell them, we'd 
be closed down in less than a week. 

What’s the most expensive record in the shop? 

Any imported double-pack. We don't sell 
second-hand or collectors stuff. 

Why should people choose your shop above others? 
Because we specialise in house. You won't 
find any Janet Jackson or any rap, it’s just pure 
house. It’s the pop music of the Nineties. 


THIS MONTH’S BEST SELLERS 

KINKY BROS - "I'm Hot” (Force Inc. Germany) 
JAIIV1Y - "Lost Inside” (Spiritual, Holland) 
JONCA - "Hot For You” (white label) 



MUZIK 9 1 





■ Reviews by VEENA VIRDI 


7 < 


MARK RAE 
Free Rolling (Jazz Mix) 

Grand Central 
The number of b-boys who 
haue taken to encasing hip 
hop beats in drum ‘o' bass 
histrionics continues to swell. 
Mark Rae joins the ranks with 
this single off his forthcoming 
album. Of the two mixes, it’s 
the “Jazz Mix” which is the 
knockout. Revving up with an 
overture stained by Zebedee- 
hopping chords, the tempos 
segue into a stream of 
scuttling hi-hats, blissful 
gospelese and hip hop sample 
edits. And, after all that, what 
more could you ask for? 

firm 


SINGLES 

KID LOOPS 

Alien Resident 
Filter 

Launching Filter, the experimental 
arm of thejazzobilia Dorado 
imprint, Ross Allen and Charlie 
(Cool Breeze) Lexton unleash the 
debut from Lexton’s brother, Kid 
Loops. Following his remix of 
“Can't Deal With This", “Alien 
Resident" is a drum ‘n’ bass 
space capsule hurtling towards 
outer space and scattering 
constellations in its wake. A real 
extra-terrestrial curio. 

•••CO 

SKUNK 

ToTheBwoys 
Served Chilled 

Even though hip hop and jungle 
may initially seem mutually 
exclusive, some, like Skunk, are 
happy to incorporate b-boy 
echoes into their turbulent break 
loops. With “Don’t mess "vocal 
samples impaled on MIDI spikes, 
the only thing this two-tracker 
lacks is detailed fine-tuning. 
••COO 

RAY KEITH AND NOOKIE 
VERSUS STEVE GURLEY 

Express 95 (The Remixes) 

Labello Blanco 

When jungle's elite want to 
indulge in a bit of production 
sparring, remixing is the ideal 
arena for combat. Using the 



classic “Express" as their punch 
bag, the formidable team of Ray 
Keith and Nookie beat the sub- 
bass levels beneath the rasped 
wails of Rachel MacFarlane. A 
defunked roller sure to tear you 
limb from limb. 

•••CO 

ECP 
Volume 2 

Riot Beats, Germany 

There are plenty of fakers trying to 
invade the land of bassdom, but 
Riot Beats (an offshoot of the 
techno Force Inc label) have 
always hammered on the b-line 
anvil. Here, Alec Empire goes 
undercover to detonate rhythms 
into numb oblivion. The result 
emanates Dalek-style blipverts 
ensuring maximum extermination. 
•••OO 

P-FUNK 

Return Of Da Funkst 
Frontline 

Following on from the “P-Funk 
Era”, this sequel gouges 
blast-furnace rhythms from 
rugged percussives. But even 
though it's packed with blitzed 
elements, it lacks the killer hook 
of its predecessor. 

••COO 

JONNYL 

I Won’t Let U Go 

white label 

Could this be the same Jonny L 
from XL? On this evidence, it 
seems likely. Aurally volatile, this 
piece of plastic dynamite erupts 
into laser-gun scats and weighty 
treble kicks. Serious hardcore. 
Handle with care. 

)0 


posse behind the honey-dipped 
“Desire" on Moving Shadow are 
now aiming their jazzcore guns at 
an obscure Interference cut. 
Editing out the original’s skipping- 
rope whirring and downtown 
textures, it’s a rather sober affair. 
••COO 

UNDERCOVER AGENT 
& THE KRIMIN AL 
World Man Up 

Suburban Base 

“World Man Up" veers towards the 
throwaway rather than the classic. 
Containing elements which 
sound like they’re snipped from 
Bukem’s “Demon’s Theme”, this 
hurtles like a convoy of articulated 
bass-trucks. It's a titanic tune 
which makes up for a lack of focus 
with megawatts of energy. 
••COO 

. DJRON 

; Crackdown 
London Something 

Ron creates the perfect music for 
travelling London’s landscapes. 
“Crackdown” is made for 
crossing Waterloo Bridge at 
2am, with a neon light-show 
iridescent above a blanketing 
night sky. The chorus-line chants 
and disintegrating soundblasts 
make this one pure class. 

O 


DJ TRACE 

By Any Means Necessary 
Deejay Recordings 

One for musical evangelists and 
hardcore fundamentalists alike. 
The 21 -year-old behind the 
scorching remix of “Mutant Jazz" 
comes up trumps again, this time 
slotting preacherman sermons 
into. scuttling snare pinches and 
slivers of sequenced keyboards. 
Real craftsmanship. 

" iO 


VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Jungle Vibes 2 Sampler 
Selector 

Tres interessant. A six-track 
package with four exclusives, 
three of them Anglo-French 
alliances. All styles and sub- 
styles of jungle are represented 
here. There’s PFM’s 
sympholicious “Wash Over Me" 
and the electroluxed funk of 


VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Ruff And Ready Volume 1 alburn 

Higher Limits 

Another essential purchase from the Lucky Spin empire. Not content 
with their own label and sub-label Deejay Recordings, they’ve closed 
down their record store to concentrate on a third imprint. Their 
newest label, Higher Limits, is designed far mixed and unmixed ruff 
‘n’ ready compilations. Here, on their first outing, the unmixed is for 
basshead novices, offering up luscious soundscapes like DJ Trace's 
“Lost Eternity (Remix)” alongside classic licks such as Intawarriors’ 
“Dreams Of Heaven”, Crystl’s “Let It Roll”, Splash’s “Babylon" and DJ 
Phantasy’s “Ruff ‘N’ Ready”. DJ Swift and MC GQ tackle the mixed 
version. Great for a stroll down short-term memory lane. 

n t t 1 1 


Endemic Void's “Steppin”’. But 
the real shiner is B-Line & MC Q’s 
“Paname". 

••••O 

EARL GREY 

The Lick 
Rugged Vinyl 

There’s plenty of speculation over 
the person responsible for this 
Speed rinser. Simulated 
rubdowns slide into subdued 
bassline loops. With the 
downplayed applause layered 
over a muffled compere, the 
overall effect here is one of a 
phantasmal cabaret. 

•••OO 

MISTER MEN 

Eternal Bass 
Rugged Vinyl 

A stronger and more reassured 
composition from the Holloway 
Road pressing plant. Barricading 
itself within the realms of 
basstopia, deep waves shiver 
around a battery of drum bullets 
and precision-drilled vibrations. 
Heading for subsonic greatness. 
•••CO 

ANDY C& RANDALL 

Predator 

RAM 

Andy C, the wunderkind 
breaksterfrom Essex, is really 
chucking out the aural 
ammunition at the moment. 
Liaising with the dynamic DJ 
Randall, the duo assemble 
hardstep scaffolding around a 
slew of tidal time-stretches and 
psychotic playbacks. You could 
cut the tension with a knife. 
•••CO 


LEMON D 

Urban Style Music 
Metalheadz 

After the elixir of “Jah Love”, Lemon 
D continues to immobilise. This 
time he’s distilling harmonic 
pulsations into lazy guitar riffs. But 
real coolness is achieved with 
“This Is LA", where a sidewalk 
nonchalance resonates within 
cross-stitched G-funk. Way cool. 
O 


NC/ASCEND 
Untitled 
Second Movement 

Springing from Wednesday’s 
Back II Basics depot, this track 
ensconces keyboard squiggles 
into deep bass reverb and 
pandemonious drum outbursts. 
It's technically sharp, but there's 
little to engage the senses. 
••COO 


ALBUM 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Bassic Elements 
Jumpin’ And Pumpin' 

Subtitled “1 2 Drum * l N’ Bass 
Soundscapes Deep From The 
Jungle”, this compilation plucks 
tunes from the digital ether, it's 
pure liquid eiectonica, as Hed UK 
dig deep into dub psychosis for 
“It’s A Dope Thing", while Little 
Matt opts for analogue chaos with 
“Phat And Phuturistic (Part 1 )". 
For more robotic, melodic 
etchings, there’s Endemic Void’s 
“The Whole World" and Universal 
Love's “ Deeply", as well as the 
jazz-encrusted contortions of 
T Power's “Mutant Jazz". 

O 



PHASE 1 1 1 & KLASS A 

Breakpoint 

Pterodactyl 

Time to get the talons out. Paul 
Browne and Jon Steward claw 
through a swerve-driving, 
hardstep number which casts its 
hooks from titanium. Released 
on a division of Ninebar Records, 
this is one hard track. 

•••OO 

LARCENY 

Who Are You (Aqua Sky Mix) 

Nuphonic 

Running click-beats into simple 
: mellow-tronics, the Bournemouth 


F ORMATION'S sound is dance music. It’s not 
raggatory or underground. Even though the 
label is associated with catchy jungle tunes, I 
try to put more musical styles into the jungle. It's 
why Formation records go down so well on the 
floor. Knowing what works comes from years 
of understanding which beats and basslines 
really cut it, then adding my own identity in the 
studio. As long as the track sounds wicked to 
me, I really don't care what anyone else thinks. 
My tracks are geared more towards the crowd, 
but the ragga crowd isn’t whatwe’re about. And 
that’s why we're changing our music policy. 
There isn't any future in ragga. Our scene has a 
strong following but because they aren't going to 
stuff anymore, it has splintered into hardcore, 
garage and house. 

I recently heard somebody describing jungle 
as a new form of ragga. I just thought, “Nah, 
that’s totally wrong”. There was a big mix-up 


with General Levy and the like. It was good for 
the scene at the time, but now we desperately 
need to get back with the original programme. 
Which is why we've brought in Grooverider, Roni 
Size and DJ Krust. 

A lot of DJs are now changing their styles and 
getting further away from ragga. The time has 
come for a change. Everything is too segregated 
atthe moment. People from other scenes feel 
intimidated when they go to our venues, 
especially around the Midlands. They think 
they’ll be confronted by a lot of attitude, but it’s 
not true. 

At the moment, I’m having a great time at 
Innovation in London. If s a good mix of people 
and it's like a proper hardcore rave, but you’re 
able to slam down serious tunes. 

• ‘Highly Recommended' will be released on Formation 
in mid-November 


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RED PLANET 

Red Planet 6 ®' e 

Red Planet, USA 

This is the latest chapter in Mad Mike Banks’ euer illuminating “Red 
Planet" series which continues his supremely powerful voyage into 
raw, psychically downloaded, futuristic techno. From the superfly, 
supergroovy “Starchild” to the percussive voodoo-house of 
“Medicine Man” and the impossibly uplifting cosmic jazz of 
“lAlindwalker”, this is advanced lo-fi innovation at its very best. 

Sun Ra for the Nintendo generation. 
f T ? ! 1 1 


SINGLES 

DETROIT DIESEL 

Moto-R 

Dum, Finland 

More weird and wonderful 
geektronicsfrom this oddball 
imprint. Abstract to the core, the 
initially simple-sounding beats, 
bleeps and bass tones belie a 
complexity which becomes more 
apparent with each listen. Highly 
rewarding listening, demanding 
patience and an open mind. 

•O 


AJ SOUND 

Block EP 

Decay 

Coming from a brand new artist 
and label, this contemporary- 
sounding buy is, in fact, decidedly 
old school-flavoured housey- 
techno. Wickedly arranged, with 
raging tom-toms and histrionic 
hi-hats, phunky percussion and 
a bassline which rolls like a 
runaway JCB, this EP marks an 
impressive start for these (up-to- 
now) unknowns. 

••••O 


* LI 


TERENCE PARKER, the Seven 





I FIRST heard 
Mojo on the radio 
when I was 
maybe 13. By 
then, he’d 
already been 
ontheairfor 
sometime. 

This was where 
I got my first 
taste of techno. 

I thought, “Hey, 
this music is from 
my home, from 
here in Detroit”. He 
was the only DJ on the 
radio who didn't conform 
to the programmers’ idea of 
popularmusic. When I first tuned in, 
he was playing early Juan Atkins and lots of Prince, as well as 
other Minneapolis stuff. He really helped the careers of Juan, 
Eddie Fowlkes and so many other Detroit artists. There is a 
tremendous amount of respect for him in the city. 

Mojo started on WGPR, on 1 07.5 FM. He'd be on every night 
from 1 0pm until 4am. I'd tune in after finishing my homework, I 
used to put on my headphones, get into bed and fall asleep 
listening to him. He used to have a contest on his show called 
“The Mix-O-Dome”, where DJs would send mix tapes in. So I 
sent one of mine in. He played it several times and I was 
winning the contest every other week. Eventually, he asked me 
down to the station. Mojo was real cool, very intelligent and 
everything he said made so much sense. He always showed 
incredible insight into life in general and he would do a lot of 
political commentary which made him this cult hero. 

Electrifying Mojo still broadcasts on WGPR and he's just 
published a book called “The Mental Machine”. It’s a collection 
of poems and proverbs. I listened to it on audio cassette and 
sampled from it fora mix cassette. I used a bitwhere he’s saying, 
“How does it feel to be awesome? How does it feel to be deep, 
to be multi-dimensional, alluring, sensual. . . "and so on. He was 
really talking about how God created each and every one of us 
with our own special characteristics. I edited it so it says, “How 
does it feel tobeDJ extraordinaire, Mr Terence Parker?" 

HLake Mead Drive's ‘Alone With You’, Terence Parker’s colloboration 
with Brian Coleman, is out shortly on Intangible. Parker will be DJing in 
Britain at the end of November 


TERRY LEE BROWN JR 

Volume 1 

Plastic City, Germany 

Ignore the slightly cheesey trance- 
dance on the A-side and head for 
the flip. “Bad House Music” is an 
acid-fuelled, Basic Channel-esque 
groover. But it’s “Brother For Real” 
which does the real damage. A 
multi-layered crusade of crystalline 
polyrhythmic percussion loops and 
deep analogue pads underpin the 
soothing Charlie Parker riff. 

MMC 

NU ERA 

Stars 

SSR 

The revered avant-junglist wizards, 

4 Hero, return with their occasional, 
but always enlightening techno 
excursions. Purist to the max and all 
the better for it, these three tracks 
lean towards the deeper, more 
esoteric side of electronics, with 
gently soothing melodies which 
spare the beats. “Stars” makes for 
a truly sublime forerunner to this 
duo's forthcoming album under 
theirTek9guise. 

••••O 

4TH PLANET STEPPERS 

Sunset On Reticulum 4 
Alien Funk Movement 

The talented Gareth Oxby follows 
“Upstate Feeling" with another 
extra-terrestrial four-tracker. The 
lead cut is a Mad Mike-influenced 
homage to Red Planet, while “Anti 
Matter” circumnavigates the Motor 
City clouds with its squelchy 
gyrotronics and hard-hitting snares. 
But the best of the bunch is the 
ludicrously funky electro-fest of 
“Future Shock", a mashed-up, 
breakbeat-powered extravaganza 
of tightly clipped bass tones and 
eerily pitch-bending strings. 
••••O 

DJ TONKA 

Feel 

Force Inc US, USA 

The two T onka tracks on offer here 
are fairly standard Chicago cut 'n' 
paste workouts for devoted disco 
break fanatics only. But the Roy 
Davis Jr mix of “Flashback" is 
another matter, using its disco 
influence far more tastefully. A 
highly infectious string section is 
married to pristine keyboard drops 
and Latin-style percussion hooks, 
as the whole shebang trundles 
along on a driving, bombastic, 
helter-skelter of a b-line. 

•••CO 

QUADRAPLEX 

Sky Wave EP 
7th Voyage 

The fourth release on the fine 7th 
Voyage label and probably the best. 
Four cuts of supremely funky, house- 
tinged dancefloor techno. Subtletyis 
the key here, as Quadraplex 
understand perfectly the value of 
space and clarity and adhere to the 
old “It's not what you put in, it's what 
you leave out" philosophy. 

••••O 

HARMONIC OFFSPRING 

Rasp 

Resonance, USA 

Ifyou’reafan of ridiculously fast- 
paced Goa trance, then you’tl love 
this. If not, then three of the tracks 


TECHNOVA SjgaS 

Transcience 

Emissions Audio Output 

Rising from the ashes of the Sabres label, Emissions have already 
given us Deanne Day’s summer anthem, “The Day After”. Now, with 
“Transcience", they’re making a late entry for dancefloor album of 
the year. It really is a corker. From the opening bars of the low- 
slung, bass-charged 

“Firehorse” onwards, it’s a non- |M,i 

stop rollercoaster ride through 
quasi-junglistic, lo-fi 
breakbeat-led terrain. During 

the journey, it touches on i 

ambient, power-trance and . if 

electronic dub. Captivating \ W* 5 M M ’ £ 
stuff in an original f lava. <’•' 


here will be of little use to you. 
Luckily, tucked away on the flip 
side is the fantastically groovy 
Shiver-soundalike, “E". This is a 
veritable monster of a tune, 
chock-a-block with powerfully 
pulsating acid riffs and seriously 
low sub-aquatic bass kicks 
guaranteed to keep your feet 
moving. Thumpin' stuff. 

•••CO 

UNIVERSAL ADDICTIONS 

untitled 

Universal Addictions 
Rumoured to be the work of the 
often overlooked Craig Walsh, 
the highlight of this four-tracker is 
first up. An instantly contagious, 
bass-heavy beauty with euphoric 
strings, the crossover potential of 
the cut is matched by the deep, 
moody electro-house of the next 
track. And listen out for the 
Sinewave-style banging acid 
stormerontheflip. 

O 


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SPEAKING IN TONGUES 

Speaking In Tongues EP 
Blunted 

Following on from their signing of 
Dave Angel, Blunted get the 
Swindon demon on remix duties 
for this shining little gem of a tune. 
Leaving the heart of the track 
intact, he relies heavily on the 
muted vocal sample which 
carried the original, while 
stamping his own energetic 
groove upon the proceedings. 
Eminently danceable. 

•••CO 

ALBUMS 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Eternally Alive 
Millenium 

Since all the acts here are actually 
Millenium themselves, these 1 0 
tracks of synthetically-generated 
digitaliaare mainly aimed at the 
tranceheads. Every aspect of 
the trance genre is covered, from 
the sequin shorts and pierced 
nipples T rade-style stomp on the 
Tall Paul remix of Planetoids’ “Into 
The Light", through to the more 
leftfield, Goa groove of Loop 
82’s “Rebirth" and Siddhartha's 
“Jaunt". But with the exception 
of Marzipan & Mustard's funky 
“Motivation” , the cuts are all 
very European, very white and 
very clinical. 

••ooo 


CUSP 

Space And Time, Liquids And 

Metals 

Swim 

The Plus 8/Probe producer, 

Mark Gage (akaVapourspace), 
finally gets his Cusp back 
catalogue sequenced into a 
continuously flowing CD. It's not 
so much mixed as bridged, to 
avoid any mood-detracting 
gaps. Best of the bunch are the 
Kraftwerk-sampling “Uranium" 
and the urgent electro glide of 
“Mars The Red Planet". But 
there’s nothing to match 
“Gravitational Arc Of 1 0" in 
terms of power or innovation. 
••COO 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Fresh Emissions 
Emissions Audio Output 

With Lord Sabre at the helm, it's 
no surprise this compilation of 
exclusives and new signings is 
so eclectic. There’s Being's 
spaced-out, futuristic dub and 
Motor City splendour from 
Conemelt, alongside nu-electro 
rumblings from Vermin and 
Deanne Day’s distinctive bass- 
thundering grooves. A great 
deal of ground is covered and, 
for such a varied album, the 
quality level remains very high. 
•••CO 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Sheen 
KK, Belgium 

KK have pioneered all kinds of 
experimental electronic music, 
and this compilation showcases 
the variety, proving there's more 
to them than tribalistic techno. 
Psychick Warriors Of Gaia and 
Exquisite Corpse represent the 
tribal sound, but there's some 
vintage electronic body music 
on Plastic Noise Experiment’s 
“Visage", industrial noise from 
Test Department, ambient noir 
with DHI and plenty more weird 
and wonderful sounds. Respect. 

>o 


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Hip Hop 


SINGLES 

499 

Still Waitin’ EP 
Profile 

Part of what’s starting to look like 
a British hip hop rennaissance, 
499 produce a record of quite 
understated, jazz-influenced 
tunes with intelligent well-rapped 
lyrics. The highlight is the lead 
cut, but all tracks display a 
composure and use of space 
which characterises much of the 
best hip hop currently coming 
from these shores. 

••••O 

NINE 

Whutcha Want [Remixes) 

Profile 

Apparently, the raggedy-voiced 
one personally requested a remix 
by Portishead. And here, on a 
cold surf thrash-out, he gets his 
wish. But neither the 'Head’s mix, 
nor The Brotherhood's oblique 
spaciousness, nor Dark Globe's 
electro-junglist fiddling capture 
the sheer funkiness of the original. 
••••O 

MORECHEEBA 

Trigger Hippy 
China 

Over a tabla, sitar and a 
slide guitar, Sky croons 
some noodly nonsense 
designed to irritate 
testosterone-soaked ghetto 
wannabes everywhere. 

Nice scratching, good beat, 
fantastic vocals. But hippy 
hop? Spare us. 

••••O 


■ Reviews by WILL ASHON 


New World Order. \ W MMm 

The trouble with hip hop is, once it got M 

into being a big money thing, it became 
controlled. So now they can plan the next phase. Why is I 


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about the gangsta stuff? Why did they put it all over the place if 
they were so scared of it? Where did the real gangster stuff 
come from? Watching the Al Capones on TV and learning about 
your first drive-by shooting. All these are planned. 

My solution isfor black, brown, yellow, red and white people, 
the so-called five races of the human family, to wake up. Stop 
just worry ing about dance music, stop simply saying, “I’m 
gonna party, I’m gonna fix you up tonight", because the people 
who are in power are going to make slaves of everybody this 
time around. They’re going to stick silicone and microchips into 
your brain. There's so much tricknology going down on this 
planet right before everybody’s eyes that, if we don’t wake up, 
by the year 2000 and something, everybody will be statutory 
slaves under Big Brother. 


iAfrikaBambaataa’s new Timezone album, ‘Warlocks And Wizards, 
Computer Chips Microtrips And You’ is out shortly on Profile. The Zulu 
Nation can be contacted at P0 Box 6952, London E179LB 


momentum. Musically, the album 
draws heavily on soul, jazz and 
rare groove, making for some 
over-familiar sounds. But tracks 
like the stand-outs, “Aftermath" 
and "Rollin'", serve them well. 
•••OO 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Representin’ The Streets 
Payday 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Zulubeats 

Profile 

There are less than 40 days to 
Christmas and it's stocking-filling 
time in the compilation world. 
Payday's last “Phat" collection 
worked because it had import- 
only tracks. While “Representin'" 
is a more thorough overview, 
nearly every cut has been 
available here before (including 
Group Home’s “Supastar"). But if 
you haven't got the Show & AG or 
WC albums, then it’s well worth 
checking. In the meantime, 
“Zulubeats" is one side old Profile 
classics and one side new 
product. As such, it's probably 
worth buying for the Run DMC 
meets Chuck D meets Ice Cube 
classic, “Back From Hell", Poor 
Righteous Teachers' "Holy 
Intellect" and the mother of all 
jams, “Name Of This Nation. . . 
Zulu". And I don't need to tell you 
who that’s by, do I? 

•••OO and •••CO 

• All imports supplied by Riddim 
Records, Brighton. Telephone: 
01273-626-111 


LL COOL J & BOYZ II MEN 

Hey Lover 

Def Jam 

If you remember the stripped- 
down brilliance of LL’s “I Can Give 
You More", listen to this and 
weep. Beginning with a Big Baz 
White-style intro, it runs the whole 
gamut of the Boyz' weedy soul 
harmonies. If you don’t remember 
it, then go out and buy the reissue 
of LL Cool J's “Radio" album 
instead of this dross. 

•oooo 

RUMBLE 

Body Can’t Dun 
White Label 

From Canada via the Bristol 
scene comes a new direction in 
the ragga/hip hop crossover. 
Rumble make relaxed, sexy 
reggae which gets a lick of dub 
and hip hop from the almighty 
Smith and Mighty. "Body Can't 
Done" is seductive enough to 
make Shaggy look like the 
“Scooby Doo" extra he really is. 
••••O 


VARIOUS ARTISTS 
Project Blowed 

A-Team/Afterlife, USA \ altj^ZT 

Deep from the LA underground and a million miles from 
the musical bankruptcy of G-Funk conies “Project Blowed", 
a project conceived and produced by Aceyalone and Abstract 
Rude. Although it was previously distributed as a highly limited 
edition mix tape, this vinyl pressing is long overdue. The gauge of 
quality is the fact that The Nonce’s “Them Tapes” (later retitled 
“Mix Tapes”) and Acey’s “All Balls” both appeared here first. In 
addition, there's storming stuff from The Freestyle Fellowship, The 
Heavyweights, Figures Of Speech (melding octave-jumping “Good 
Life” lines into tight soul harmonies) , and, of course, the two A- 
men, both individually and in company. A delight. 

(Write to “Project Blowed” at PO Box 1385, Culver City CA90232 
forfull details). 

mm 


BONES THUGS ( N’ 
HARMONY 

1 st Of The Month (The Kruder And 
Dorfmeister Sessions) 

Ruthless/Epic 

How anyone could fall for the 
Bones’ mix of R&B and gun 
cliches as being innovative 
escapes me, but the remixes by 
Vienna’s finest are worth tracking 
down. On “Part 2", the Austrian 
pair give the Cleveland foursome 
an abstract, swinging backing, 
adding a sinster, off-beat Jon 
Hendricks feel to the rappinq. 
•••CO 

DEADBEATS 

Beats For Jeeps 


The Nottingham bunch continue 
exploring the areas where hip hop 
and house meet, which, strangely 
enough, is almost the exact 
opposite of what used to be 
called hip house. Instead, it's 
slow, the chugging breakbeats 
layered with lumps of keyboard. 
•••OO 

MT 

Cornin’ Atchya Live 
Profile 

The James Bond intro soon gets 
forgotten as the voice of MT 
enters the fray in an unholy 
alliance of ODB, Meth and the zoo 
keeper from'The Hair Bear 
Bunch" (“ Ooh , ooh, MrPeavley, 
Mr Peavley. . . "). The most 
bizarre, cartoonish flowyou'll ever 
come across. The zenith (or 
nadir?) of style over content? 
•••OO 

GENIUS/GZA 
Liquid Swords 
Geffen, USA 

The next Wu Tangier to enterthe 
filthy-rich-in-his-own-right 
category is owld mucker Genius, 
whQse “Labels" (the B-side) takes 
an old skool conceit (in that it 
names every hip hop label during 
the course of the narrative) and 
gives it that CREAM twist. "Liquid 
Swords" sounds like Rappin’ 

Wild George Formby, only a 
whole lot better. 

••••O 

BEAST OF THE FIELDS 

Beast Of The Helds EP 
Echoes, USA 

The problem with the current 
Shaolin world “wule" is every 
young MC is getting Tang-oed. 
Fortunately, Beasts Of The Field 
just about pull it off. Even if they’re 
not the most original of MCs, at 
least their schizoid soundscapes 
are, at their best, reminiscent of DJ 
Krush. 

•••OO 

HARD HOP HEATHEN 

Beat Bastik 
Concrete 

The time Omar Santana has spent 
working on this colloboration with 
the legendary Arthur Baker 
certainly shines through on the 
original of “Beat Bastik". But it’s 
Ceasefire's remix, with its horn 
stabs and lowriding bassline, 
which really gives it an “Apache- 
At-The-Block-Party” flavour. 
•••CO 


ALBUMS 

ERICK SERMON 
Double Or Nothing 
Def Jam 

The only people who knock Erick 
Sermon's production are those 
who decided that, when EPMD 
split, Parrish Smith was the 
group’s creative force. Nottrue. 
Sermon produced solid gold for 
Redman, Keith Murray and 
himself. Y es, he's got a signature 
style, but then so has RZA, and 
who’s complaining? Especially 
when that sound is a bumping 
bass combined with an East 
Coast sparsity. E-Funk anyone? 
Despite a couple of duffers, his 
second solo album, “Double Or 
Nothing", is a sparkling dream. 
From “Bomdigi" to “Move On”, 
Sermon proves he may not be 
breaking radical new ground, 
but he sure as hell can pump out 
the classics. 

••••O 

KNOWTORYUS 

Cover Operation 

Compost, Germany 

Misspelling your name is a risky 
business, especially when it 
makes you sound like you're the 
in-house band at T ory Central 
Office. Nevertheless, Germany's 
Knowtoryus manage to just about 
hold it together. The rappers are 
American-born and avoid the 
pitfalls of rapping in a foreign 
tongue. While they're not 
stunning, they’re certainly 
efficient, with Now B's ragga 
toasting, in particular, adding 


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I Am What I Am 

Hard Times 

More than any other vocalist, 
Michael Watford is the 
definitive sound of soulful 
house. And here he proves it 
once again. Diverting from his 
more familiar love concerns, 
he offers up a proud and 
passionate statement to inspire 
us all. Farley & Heller’s funky 
production will surprise a few 
people, too. On-the-mic music 
for the spirit. 

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SINGLES 

KRISTINE W 

Don’t Wanna Think 
Champion 

Economics fall by the wayside, as 
Sister Bliss, Rollo, Our Tribe and 
Kerri Chandler turn out eight 
mixes across two double-packs 
for the new German sensation. 
Unsurprisingly, it’s not as good as 
her storming “Feel What You 
Want", but Kerri's classy mixes, 
coloured with subtle strings and 
sax, are rammed home with a 
throbbing bassline. Which, put 
alongside Kristine's insistent 
voice and searching lyrics, make 
this mix shine through. 

••••O 

JOEY WASHINGTON 
FEATURING LAWANDA 

Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love 
4 Liberty 

Having recently served up a cool 
offering for Strictly, here’s more 
ammunition for the Joey 
Washington revival. Combining 
with Lawanda McCombs most 
effectively on Ricky Morrison and 


Fran Sidoli's bouncy production, 
he produces an unforgettable 
chorus, so joyous it should be 
available on prescription. An 
instant cure for those winter blues. 
••••O 

BLAZE 

The Klubhead EP 

Smack Music, USA 

Blaze’s Kevin Hedge and Joshua 
Milan have virtually patented their 
own brand of soulful, jazzy house. 
And here's another five tracks to 
show it off. Included is a mix of 
Alexander Hope’s “Brothers And 
Sisters", a duet with Rai-Nee 
called “For The Love" which is 
more soul than house, and the 
stand-out, "If I Were Your Man", a 
track as lush and funky as you 
could possibly hope for. 

••••O 

BRAXTON HOLMES 

Funky Disco Midgets 
Cajual, USA 

A three-track EP touched by the 
Outhere Brothers' K-Finger. 

Great strings and bass samples, 
coupled with afoot-stompin' 
rhythm and live ‘n’ kicking Fender 
Rhodes solo, make this a true 
theme tune for future discos. 
••••O 

MORAES 

For Love And Peace 

Hot ‘N’ Spicy, USA 
A soulful return from Angel 
Moraes. Like last year’s popular 
Voices project, this is more a 
vibe than a song. Tonsil touches 
of the highest order from 
Sabrynaah Pope and Basil 
Rodericks combine with deep 
and jazzy chords on the remix 
from man of the moment, Mike 
Delgado. Even more refreshing 
than coming up for air after a 
deep-sea dive. 

••••O 


: DANGEROUS MINDS 

i Live In Unity 

j Liquid Groove, USA 

: For Dangerous Minds, the much- 
praised team behind Deep Zone’s 
“It's Gonna Be Alright" (Mike 
Delgado and Matthias Heilbronn) 
enlist the vocal talents of Jeannie 
Febus. It’s a soulful production, 
crammed full of energy. But, as 
with Lift's “Music Takes Me 
Higher" before it, there’s not 
much of a song to work with. 

You'll hear better from this pair. 
••COO 

ANTIGUA MANIGUA 

In The Centre/Do That Funky Groove 

Centrestage 

More disco sample madness, this 
time from the men who know their 
stuff. Dave “Joey Negro" Lee and 
Andrew “Doc" Livingstone 
reconstruct all-time classic breaks 
from El Coco’s “Cocomotion" and 
Unlimited Touch's "In The Middle" 
using fine Nineties beats and an 
old school instrumental flavour. 
••••O 

SANZADIGABLA 

Midnight Calling 
Interstate 

Nottingham's Tim Ploughright 
and Kirk Theobald, the team 
responsible for Mindchime’s 
“Disco Boogie", produce what 
could be mistaken for an 
American sound. Delicate 
keyboard atmospherics, hooky 
vocal snippets and FX create a 
summer beachcombing vibe 
which goes down well on these 
chilly winter nights. 

•••CO 

JULIAN GOLSON 

Open Up Your Eyes 
Dig It Deep, USA 

DJ Pierre goes disco in real song 
shocker! Based around Eddie 
Kendricks' classic “Girl You Need 
A Change Of Mind", it unleashes 
a falsetto Curtis Mayfield would 
be proud of. Too deep for the 
average garage dancefloor, but 
when it's this good, who cares? 
••••O 

YASANG 
All Because Of You 
Fat Wax 

An interesting record with some 
storming lead vocals (from 
occasional Bizarre Inc singers 
Angie Brown and Yasmin James) 
which intertwine very nicely 
indeed over thumping textured 
strings and piano. 

•••CO 

BLAK ‘N’ SPANISH 

Call Da Vibe 

Mousetrap 

A second Blak 'N' Spanish outing 
from Ladbroke Grove boys Phil 
Asher and Orin Walters. 
Reminiscent of Masters At 
Work’s dub of Shanice’s “I Like", 
it takes the leftfield vibe with the 
toughest drums, craziest FX and 
a melodica solo which sounds like 
Augustus Pablo lost between 
Jamaica and New York. 

••••O 



KENNY THOMAS s «Hf/e 

When I Think Of You (Remixes) 

Cooltempo 

A ward of advice for the north London soulboy. Why not forget 
rolling around on faraway beaches with glamorous models in 
your videos and give all your tracks to Ricky Morrisson and Fran 
Sidoli’s for some boogie-boy production? They've been bugging 
out at The Loft to those boys for a while and, on the basis of these 
promo-only remixes, you'll reach a whole new audience at Paul 
“Trouble” Anderson’s gaff. A touch of much-needed credibility 
which is b egging for a proper release. 

I I I I I H 



FRED JORIO of Sextravaoanza and L 
moves into the spotlight. 

How would you describe your production sound? 

I like to combine a soft and a hard sound. 

My music is heavily analogue 
synth-oriented with lots of 
sequenced and programmed 
African drums, loopsand 
samples. I love dreamy 
vocal sounds, too. 

What was your first and last 
pruduction? 

My first production 
was Sinister Minister's 
“I Can Dig It”, a strange 
little record from 1 991 
on the obscure 
Underworld label. It 
was an experimental 
combination of techno and 
house. It was very rough! My 
latest credit is Atma’s “Rex", 
which I co-produced with Kieron 

Akel from Trinidad. It's tribal techno- 

house with live opera singers and is part of a multi-media 
performance which Kieron is putting together. 

What record do you feel you’ve had the most input on? 

Either my remix of classical violinist Vanessa Mae’s “Toccatta 
And Fugue" or Daou Dezi's “Ti Eliza”, a Deep Forest offshoot 
using some Gregorian chant-like vocals from France. With both 
tracks, I changed them to heavy techno tribal vibes. With Daou 
Dezi i had to slow the 70bpm vocal way down and put the drums 
on in double-time. 

What is influencing you now and how do you see it affecting your sound? 
When I go to dubs, I pick whatever's around me. I like BT’s work, 
it combines very modern, hard-driving synthswith nice jazzy 
chords. Junior Vasquez has always been a big influence, both 
working with him and watching him DJ. I love the drum ‘n’ bass 
I’ve heard in the UK. Ithasn’ttaken off over here in New York yet, 
although things are slowly changing. 

Who have you most enjoyed working with and who would you like lo work with? 
I love working with good singers, people like Joi Cardwell, Al 
Vaugn Jackson and Stephanie McKay. They all have such a 
warm, smooth, soulful sound. I’d like to work with some big, 
powerful divas, but I haven't managed to sort it out yet 

9Sextravaganza’s ‘I Am Your Master’ is out now on Tribal UK. 


JANX 

That's Swing 
Public Demand 

Janx produce pleasingly lush 
lounge garage, subtly filled with 
harmonious vibes and string 
sounds on Benji Candelario's 
“After 52 Dub”. The problems 
only start when the vocalist opens 
her mouth, it's enough to incite 
you to violence. Shame, it could 
have been a monster. 

••COO 

ALBUMS 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

The Experience 
King Street Sounds, USA 

Although a little inconsistent, King 
Street are involved with many of 
the top US house producers and 
vocalists of the moment. This is a 
fairly accurate snapshot of their 
output, with Kerri Chandler’s 
deep “Tears Of Velva” project, 
Mood II Swing ,who know how to 
arrange a vocal classic (in this case 
it's Carole Sylvan's “Closer") and 
Louie Vega turning out the 
majestic Sabrynaah Pope on 
“Holding On". Plus Basement 
Boys’ on the boogie-tastic “Time 


And Time Again" featuring Tracy 
Hamblin. On the downside, 
Roland Clark's Urban Soul are 
below par, but Blaze make up for it 
by being on top form. All in all, 
though, it's a mixed experience. 
•••OO 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Nu-Soul Classics Volume 1 
Hott Records 

When Alan Russell uses a term 
like nu-soul to describe his music, 
you know he's a man with a 
sense of tradition and a man 
who knows all about classics. 
Perhaps sometimes he tries too 
hard, as with Idle & Wild's 
obviously influenced “Far 
Behind" (refer to CeCe Rogers’ 
“Someday"). But, in the main, this 
is a solid selection which would sit 
comfortably in the home or the 
club. It pleasingly includes 
one of the best records of the 
year, Urban Blues Project’s 
"Deliver Me", and the superb 
Blaze mix of Alexander Hope’s 
“Share", not to mention the 
seriously under-rated Gordon 
Nelson’s “You Are My Friend". 
•••CO 


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MAYS A 

Maysa album 

BlueThumb/BMG 

In just 30 days, we've been fortunate enough to witness not only 
Maysa's debut single, but also this blockbuster of an album which 
is sliding into our heads. This is where she really gets down to the 
pure grit. Full of class and polished production, it's a maxi which 
will put her up there with the big-name divas and, hopefully, leave 
egg on the faces of every A&R department who turned her down. 

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SINGLES 

THINK TWICE 

Got To Keep Moving 
Toshiba/EMI 

I love this lot. Like D-Influence, 
who never resort to producing 
naff, watered-down black music, 
they prefer the real stuff. Thick, 
hot and wholesome, it's destined 
to warm the heart on cold wintery 
nights. This is a veritable brew of 
soulful goodness. 

ICO 


SHARA NELSON 

Friendly Fire Sampler 
Cooltempo 

With job losses at Cooltempo, 
let’s hope they don't drop Shara, 
otherwise it'll be a concrete boots 
job for the suits upstairs. This is a 
quartet of tunes to promote her 
“Friendly Fire" album, with plenty 
of variety on offer. All the tracks 
are saying something and each 
one is worthy of your attention. 
•••CO 

GROOVE THEORY 

Tell Me 

Epic 

Considering the amount of 
publicity and hype surrounding 
Groove Theory, it’s obvious Epic 
are pushing the boat out on this 
one. Thankfully, it sails along very 
nicely and is more than strong 
enough to ride the storm. The 
"64 Karat" mix is especially 
powerful stuff. It has certainly 
impressed this old sailor. 
••••C 

C&C MUSIC FACTORY 

I’ll Always Be Around (Ghetto Mixes) 
MCA 

Look out people, it’s a raid. This is 
one helluva mad tune, in the 
nicest possible sense, of course. 
It's got a rough top and bottom, 
with vocals which slide in like 
treacle and a ragga scat in need 
of a Fisherman's Friend. With 
sirens screaming at the back, it 
cuts a mean step on the floor. 

•C 


plenty of added props from Dallis 
Austin and Pebbles, alongside 
our very own CJ Mackintosh, you 
know the outcome is going to be 
pure style. A must-have for those 
who love to get down. 

•••CO 

STAN MOSLEY 
Thank You EP 

white label 

Mystery release of the month, this 
EP comprises three tracks of pure 
southern soul. People should pay 
far more attention to this roots 
stuff, which is the forerunner of 
the black music scene today. 
Stan's vocals sound very 
Memphis and the whole package 
is as southern as red beans and 
rice. Absolutely wonderful. 
••••C 

R KELLY 

You Remind Me Of Something 

Jive 

When it comes down to it, Kelly is 
the ultimate expression of sex on 
vinyl. This is another Kelly cut for 
all the honeys in the house. Four 
minutes with this track and it’s 
cold-shower time. Most certainly 
music to make lurve to. 

••••O 

INTERNS 

General Anaesthetic 
white label 

Another case of, "I don't know 
who the hell this is". It funks along 


like something from the late 
Seventies, with jazzy breaks to 
keep those with nimble feet 
happy. Whoeveryou are, take 
me to your leader. 

••••C 

RIPLEY 

Stupid 

Tongue & Groove 

From the ashes of Chapter And 
The Verse comes this streetbeat, 
with acidic undertones for those 
who prefer to just float around the 
room. Just remember one thing, 
as the other Ripley will tell you, 

“In space nobody can hear you 
scream". For aliens everywhere. 
•••OO 

EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” 
KING 

I Think About You 

Expansion 

Well, times certainly change. 
Who'd have thought Evelyn 
King would ever get the remix 
treatment, especially on a label 
which is better known for its soul 
source attitude. I guess it's a 
case of reaching as wide as you 
can. As for the song, it’s not all 
that strong, no matter how you 
look at it. 

•••OO 

ALBUMS 

MARTINEGIRAULT 

Revival 
Victor, Japan 

How come Marline, who was 
discovered in the UK, gets her 
first album released in Japan 
before it's available over here? 
Packed with superb sultry soul, 
it’s rumoured not to be coming 
out in Britain until early next year. 
And it’s far superior to her ropey 
single which is around at the 
moment. Phone RCA in London 
to complain. 

••••O 


Reviews by BOB JONES 



JHELISA 
Galactica Moods EP 

Dorado 

It takes gots to release an unplugged set onto an unsuspecting 
public. Unsuspecting because, with Jhelisa, you’d be expecting 
the usual heady mix of rawf unk and spacey vocals. Well get turned 
on to this heavenly, stripped-down, acoustic masterpiece. A tribute 
to the late Phyllis Hyman, it’s the master cut which takes Jhelisa to 
a higher plane. 

mill 


KELLEE PATTERSON 

Kellee 

Hubbub 

This album of cover versions 
originally surfaced way back in 
1 976 on Shady Brook, the 
independent Los Angeles label. 
Back then, it would have set you 
back a fiver on import. More 


VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Mixed Emotions 
Eighth Dimension 

A collection of moody, ruff ‘n’ tough 
riddims which ride the night train of 
drum ‘n’ bass. Recruiting up-and- 
coming talent in the guise of DJ 
BMF and Pimp Daddy Nash to 
name but two, this is one of those 
dark knocks which keep us awake 
at four in the morning. Remember, 
the freaks come out at night. 
••••O 

TLC 

Diggin’ On You 
Arista 

Yep, it’s a swing thang produced 
by Babyface, the guy who looks 
so young, yet so grown-up. With 


TALK 


SNOWBOY on why there won’t be a dancing competition at his High Hat 
club despite pressure from Acid Jazz, the owners of the venue 


I T was Acid Jazz who wanted me to have a 
dancing competition atThe High Hat. They 
thought it was a good idea which would give 
the club a nationwide focus. 

Some of the dancers also actually wanted a 
competition, but I didn't like the fact there was 
going to be money involved. More importantly, I 
couldn't see how one dancer could be better 
than another. All the dancers at the club are so 
individual. We get a variety of jazz dancing styles 
from all over the country. How would it be 
possible to deem one style betterthan another? 
The northern style is more flamboyant and has 
a touch of ballet, whereas the London style is 
completely different. Who would be qualified to 
say which is better? The High Hat crowd is 99 
percent dancers and they’re all excellent in their 
own right. To say one is better than another 
would create a pecking order and probably 
cause resentment. Everyone is so friendly down 
there, it’s all shaking hands and stuff. If there 
was a competition we'd risk losing that. 

We get a real mix of dancers, from the 
professionals rightthrough to the amateurs, all 
dancing for enjoyment, if we had a competition, 
itwouldn’tbe between equals. Thelasttime 
there was a jazz-dance competition, it was 


filmed for Channel 4 and they erected a boxing 
ring as an arena. It caused a whole bunch of 
problems within the scene. 

The High Hat has been running for 1 0 months. 
It's an old school, jazz-dance night, playing fusion, 
Latin and be-bop. It’s the only club of its type in 
London and we really want to keep it that way. 

• The High Hat is at the Blue Note in London, every 
Sunday afternoon from 1-Bpm. 



recently, vinyl junkies and soul 'n' 
jazz freaks have been robbing 
banks to pay for it. So this reissue 
makes great sense. It's worth it 
just for Kellee's creamy covers of 
“Mr Magic” and “I’m Gonna Love 
YouJustALittle More Baby". A 
lovely Nineties rare groove. 
••••O 

SNOWBOY & THE LATIN 
SECTION 
Pit Bull Latin Jazz 
Acid Jazz 

This is Snowy's fifth tab of acid 
for the eclectic London label and 
it's probably the most authentic 
Latin maxi that the old Essex 
rockabilly has ever recorded. 

If you appreciate the rhythms of 
Cuba's finest sons, the Palmeri 
Brothers, then it's odds on 
this thoroughly superb bundle 
of home-grown Afro-Cuban 
beats will have you dancing all 
the way to Havana before you 
can shout “Berimbaul'’. 

••••O 

TRUCE 

Nothin’ But TheTruce 
Big Life 

At last! A British soul album 
which oozes pent-up emotion. It 
causes the mouth to dry up, the 
heart to jump and the stomach to 
chum. The inevitable tingling rush 
down the spine tells your brain 
that, whatever is going on, it's 
special. The vocals are spot-on, 
the songs are saying something 
and the whole thing glides over 
you, cool as a mountain stream. 
And that's the whole Truce, your 
Honour. 

•MtC 


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FUTURE 3 
VUeAre 

Future 3 r . 

April. Denmark J 

If only all ambient f j 
music was this 
individual. . . 

“We Are Future 3" 
reclaims the 
concept of 
“ambient dub” 
for the futurists 
and sensualists 
of the world. 

Crackling with 

interference and ^ . \ »»»>. _ « 

tinged with the m 

haze of distant memories, it's a world where the a #KflJ | 

breakbeat shuffle is more fragile than blown glass 
tiger lilies, the percussion is so DIV it snaps like secateurs, 
and sublime melodies drift by like neon marine life in the sub- 
aquatic vastness. Sinking deeper into the world of lost-space 
trip hop than ever before, Future 3 have sent back a classic. 

Emu 


SINGLES 

UVONIA 

Fly 

Clean Up 

A collaboration between 
Guttersnypes DJ Joel Clements 
and former Pressure Drop 
chanteuse Joanna Law, “Fly" is the 
sound of Nicolette wandering into 
a New Orleans blues joint and 
seizing the mic while Portishead 
chill out in the back room. Acoustic 
trip hop torch song fever. 

•••OO 

AIRGOOSE 
Programmable Rhythmer EP 
Different Drummer 

It's those mad Nevada squelch 
boffins again, following up the 
distended “Outernational Wah" 
with the kind of bucking 
analogue groove scientists 
would have come up with in the 
Seventies if they'd tried to 
cross-breed Elecktroids with 
The Charlatans. One for the 
white lab-coat brigade. 

•••CO 

PERCY X VERSUS 
BLOODSUGAR 

-3 

Soma 

Percy X moves down a couple 
of gears for a scenic detour 
through spooky, phased and 
echo-crazed breakbeat dub. 
Bloodsugar (Weatherall’s new 
monicker for projects with 
Technova’s David Harrow) 
maintain the pressure with a 
pump-action bassline and an 
edgy, minimal malevolence on 
their two excellent mixes. 
Bittersweet fission from the 
darkside of ambi-tech. 

•••CO 

NEOTROPIC 

Neotropic EP 
N-Tone 

A gorgeous paean to the 
sounds of the jungle, the forest, 
the ocean, the wind, the 
mountains and the beach, 
spread across eight splendidly 
orchestrated movements. 
Underwater vibes dominate the 
ebb and flow on the ambient 
currents of the first side, while 
"La Centinala" and “Spot The 
Dog" prove there’s still a place 
for well-tuned, panoramic 


excursions into global funk. 

From the man behind the 
excellent Small Fish With Spine. 

••••O 

MIDNIGHT FUNK 
ASSOCIATION 

Firescratch 
Mo’ Wax Excursions 
If the lead title on this Mark 
Broom/Dave Hill link-up is too 
close to Plastikman’s "Last 
Trak", "Twice The Life" soon 
compensates. The shadowy 
bassline, ascetic percussion, 
scratching and stings are 
strategically twisted for 
maximum effect. Check “Cafe 
Noir” for a more menacing rattle 
into sinster twisted trip hop. 
•••OO 

SNOOZE 

The Chase EP 

SSR 

Not, as you might expect, an 
ambient yawnathon of lullaby 


drones, but something far more 
likely to keep you skinning up, 
sleep-dancing and foxtrotting 
between the sheets. "Before 
Sunrise" and “The Chase" are 
straight from the DJ Food book 
of rhythmically chaotic funk 
tricknology, "Man In The 
Shadow" is a dub leviathan 
roaming the narcoleptic seas, 
while Fila Brazilia’s mix of “The 
Chase" strengthens the Hull 
boys case for remixers of the 
year with its "Paris, Texas"-style 
desert atmospherics. Hunt it 
down and cruise with Snooze. 
IO. 


DownTempo 


Reviews by CALVIN BUSH 


ALBUMS 

BIO MUSE 

Wrong 

Language 

Neither ACV nor Discomagic, 

Bio Muse are the (only) sound of 
an angry, post-industrial Italy 
raised on a wonderful diet of Bill 
Laswell’s Material, early African 
Headcharge and PiL. This debut 
for Tony Thorpe's Language 
label takes the concept of metal- 
funk to ultra-intense extremes 
(sometimes unbearably so), as 
screeching machinery and harsh 
dissonance are smelted down on 
white-heat dub and illogical dope 
beats. More demanding than a 
Baader-Meinhof ransom note.- 

••ooo 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

1 1 0 Below Volume 3 - No Sleeve 

Notes Required 

Beechwood 

After two volumes geared 
towards phat trip hoppery and 
indie rock deviancy, the reliable 
“110 Below" doff their cap to 
the more avant-garde of 
downtempo explorers. Artcore 
maturity from well-known 
veterans is firmly on the 
agenda, with the likes of Brian 
Eno, Anton Fier, as well as Jah 
Wobble and Material (albeit in 
the form of Orb remixes), 
standing up to Isolationist 


moodsters such as 
Muslimgauze and 
Thessalonians. Plus, there's 
herbal dopery from around the 
globe with Holland's Urban 
Dance Squad, Brazil's 
Harr/Airto/Purim, Germany’s 
Planet Jazz and Denmark's 
Squid. This is another shining 
gem of a collection. 

••••O 

DIGI DUB 

16 Millionths Of An Inch 

Incoming, Germany 

One of the myriad of south 
London post-crustie, anarcho- 
dub collectives, Digi Dub easily 
transcend their contemporaries' 
fixation with simplistic digital 
roots, thanks to a fascination 
with found sounds, industrial 
fragments, paranormal fixations 
and faith in the breakbeat. The 
follow-up to 1 993's excellent 
"South Of The Thames" 
sweeps together various odd- 
bods (Mashed, Mudskipper, LS 
Diezal et al) and herds them 
into a cosmic pen where even 
The Orb would be afraid to 
adventure. Far out and far 
gone. 

•••CO 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 
A Touch Sampler 

Touch 

An example to all. Bridging 
everthing from the avant-garde 
and the post-electronic to the 
intensely ambient, Touch leave 
no stone of the experimental 
world unturned. From Soliman 
Gamil's sublime Egypto-folklore 
and S.E.T.I.’s Arctic ambience 
to Richard Kirk's Sweet 
Exorcist, Sandoz' techno-phunk 
and Hafler Trio’s abrasive 
vacuums of sound, this is quite 
possibly the broadest 



DAV ID TOOP opens up about 


the dreaded ‘ambient’ word 


I THINK the word “ambient" itself was pretty 
meaningless to start with. It has come to be 
used for a calming, soporific sort of music, 
whereas it originally referred to the environment, 
that which surrounds us. So, in a musical sense, 
it meant immersion, it meant making you more 
aware of your environment. 

A lot of post-1 989 ambient music was basically 
just electronic music without beats. What I find 
really fascinating is that, since the time just after 
acid house, when people started playing a lot 
of strange and unusual records in dance clubs, 
it has provided an umbrella for a lot of lost 
souls, wandering musicians and marginal 
people from different areas of music. Music 
ranging from industrial to experimental to 
improvisational to electronic. 

I played in Vienna last weekend and it was 
typical of what’s happening in Europe now. The 
gig embraced the new techno names like Ken 
Ishii and Scanner and then people like myself 
with a longer history of experimental music. And 
the interesting development is that it all fits 
together now and there are audiences who 
appreciate all these different forms of music. 
With my book, “Ocean Of Sound", I was 
interested in the way music has expanded to 
reflect the changes which have happened 
throughout this century. Changes like the rapid 
growth of technology, the new media, the 



influence of travel, 
environmentalsounds 
and soon. It looks 
back at the whole 
history of sound and 
listening. 

The book begins 
with Debussy 
listening to 
Javanese gamelan 
music in 1889, when 
he turned away from 
Wagner to a music 
which was sensitive to 
environmentalsounds. It’s a 
neat date, because almost 
exactly 1 00 years later, in 1 989, Alex Patterson 
and Jimi Cauty were playing the new phase of 
ambient, which was also an explosion of 
possibilities. But this is nota history of “ambient" 
music. If anyone wants to read a chronological 
history which plods its way through Tangerine 
Dream, well, that still has to be written. 

‘Ocean 01 Sound’ by David loop is published this 
month by Serpent’s Tail. Toop's ‘Screen Ceremonies’ 
album is out now on Wire Records, and his ‘Burn Baby 
Burn’ album, as The Other Side Featuring Musa K, is 
available on Jungle Rendez- Vous 


DAVID TOOP 

Screen Ceremonies 

Wire 

THE OTHER SIDE 
FEATURING 
MUSA K 

Burn Baby Burn albuiri 

Jungle Rendez-Vous 
Two aspects of the startling 
talents of avant-whatever guru 
David Toop make two essential 
purchases. “Screen 
Ceremonies" continues the 
experimentalist thread of last 
year's collaboration with Max 
Eastley. Thistime solo, Toop 
finds a bit more time to focus 
on luscious rhythms and 
innerspace whorls which come 
on like FS0L produced by Paul 
Schutze, but are far more 
immersive than that implies. In 
contrast, “Burn Baby Burn” is 
a seering fusion of African 
organics, stunning Laswell-like 
hard-funk and the incisive 
vocals of Musa K. It’s political 
world music with dynamite in 
its fuel tanks. African pain 
hasn’t been better articulated 
since Fela Kuti in the Seventies. 
m i 1 1 (both) 


compilation you should treat 
yourself to all year. 

••••€ 

SCORN 

Gyral 

Earache 

Now down to just ex-Napalm 
Death man Mick Harris, Scorn 
emerge from their schism as a 
more focussed project. This 
follow-up to the mighty 
“Evanescence" takes no 
prisoners with a dedication to 
the sharper, rougher end of 
noisenik abuse, but worms its 
way into the dark side of 
the soul with some 
seriously juddering 
basslines and 
m f | irresistibly morbid 
breakbeat funk. 
•••CO 


TRANS-GLOBAL 
UNDERGROUND 

Interplanetary Meltdown 

Nation 

\ For anyone a little 

^ overburdened by TGU's • 
often blustery pan-global 
platitudes, "Interplanetary 
Meltdown" is just the trick. A 
grab-bag of remixes which 
strips away their occasionally 
cumbersome over-production, 
Dreadzone do truly wondrous 
breakbeat dub-type things 
to "Lookee Here", Justin 
Robertson turns “International 
Times" into a spiky, funky, epic 
jam, while the Sabres give it the 
minimal spook. Along with 
remixes from Youth, Drum Club, 
Delta Lady and three from TGU 
themselves, it's a Trans-Global 
rewarming worth basking in. 
•••OO 


MUZIK 103 





* LOOSE talk 


CHRIS SCOTT from HAPPY CLAPPERS 

erm. . . venereal diseases 


I’VE never had genital warts in my life. I know 
nothing about venereal diseases. The name 
Happy Clappers actually came from the born- 
again Christians who used to walk around 
singing, “Praise the Lord". I don't even know 
how to spell the names of some of those 
diseases, let alone talk to you about them for 
10 minutes! 

That said, there are one or two people I’d 
probably risk acquiring a disease for. They 
are all nice people who would never have any 
diseases anyway, but even if there was a 
chance, I’d be more than willing to risk it for 
Cybil Shepherd, especially in her younger 
years, and Pamela Anderson. 

I should mention Lisa Loud, too. She’s a 
nice girl. She’s very outgoing and always 
smartly turned out. I saw her at In The City a 
couple of months ago and I was a bit pissed, 
as usual. Anyway, I was just getting into a 
cab and my manager, who used to work in 
the same office as Lisa, started talking to her. 
I think I asked her for her autograph. It was 
one of those nights. She wasn't impressed. 

People need to be a bit wary of venereal 
diseases. You don’t know who you're 
meeting out there. It’s so tempting to jump 


into bed with 

someone and not 

care about the Wi 

consequences. tm A 

It’s best to jump 

in with both feet, M W 

but always have fp' %»’ i | 

a plank tied ,j "T 

behind your back. ’> L’ 

It helps to stop : 

you falling in love. 'Trf 

I’ve known a few ® 

guys who’ve had a dose * T-. : . . » 

of the clap. When I was 1 6, a 
friend was spotted outside a clinic and 
rumours soon went around. He denied it, 
so we got him pissed, took him outside a 
nightclub and stripped him naked. There 
was a huge crowd outside watching as we 
did it. There was a distinct lack of pubic hair 
because he’d had to shave it all off. 

The moral of that sorry tale? Don’t get 
pissed. And as for our Happy Clappers girl 
(pictured), she plays safe. 

Happy Clapper ’s 7 Believe ’ single is available now 
onShiniig/PWL 


SINGLES 

LA LUNA 

The Ethics EP: La Luna (To The Beat 
Of The Drum] 

VC Recordings 

Finally receiving a proper 
release after being available in 
dribs and drabs for the last 
three years, the classic mix by 
Patrick Prins still sends shivers 
down the spine. There’s also 
an excellent new mix by HRH 
and a rollicking rollercoaster of 
a ride from Tall Paul and Darren 
Stokes (aka the Goodfellas), 
using handguns, sirens and 
lashings of acid to breathe 
new life into this evergreen 
stomper. Massive. 

••••C 

PHANTOM 

Control Freak 

Chug ‘N’ Bump 

Released on Dave Randall’s 
new label, this utterly superb, 
uptempo stormer comes from 
spin-meister Don Grant, who 
drops the tunes at the notorious 
London Apprentice club on a 
Saturday night. Pumping, 
driving beats for those who 
really like to lose control. 
••••O 

ITTY BITTY BOOZY WOOZY 

Tempo Fiesta (Candy Girls Remix) 
Systematic 

A large, large, laaarge reworking 
from Rachel Auburn on this 
beefy little stomper. Yup, it’s 
party time with a capital E. Mad 
percussive rhythms with that 
Motorola bassline dippily drive 
you to distraction, distortion and 
delightful deviation. Add some 
Latin scream-up trills twatted on 
nitrous oxide and the party- 
hearty faithful are havin' it. 
••••O 

MIKETWANGUNG 

Good Times 
2012 

From the man who gave us 
“Three Fingers In A Box" now 
comes a gloriously camp romp 
through the glazed windows of 
the soul, with this ever so 
uplifting hoe-down. Sampled 
ministrations of the spiritual 
kind counterpoint the oh-so- 
joyous groove. 

•••CO 

ANTIC 

The Ultimate 
Hooj Choons 

Huge for the last six months and 
now licensed from Jinx in 
Holland, this is the pounder 
which asks you to "Ease yourself 


into your subconsious" with 
accompanying steamroller 
synths grinding you under their 
impressive weight. With the 
whole world being put through 
the proverbial mincer, it'll leave 
you as raw as a plate of steak 
tartar. Ultimately divine. 
••••O 

TOJA2 

Pow 

Phuture Wax, Germany 

There's more thumping going 
on here than half an hour in the 
ring with Prince Naseem 
Hamed. At the weigh-in, this 
little beat-y beauty is a firm 
favourite. Standing it's ground 
with stylised grit and pure 
determination, it systematically 
leaves you hanging off the 
ropes, soaking and bleeding, 
but gasping for more. 

•••CO 

THE BROTHERS TESUIS 
Hot 

Sperm 

The Brothers Testus work for 
Amsterdam’s Bulldog Cafe 
as testers of their Grade “A" 
Skunk weed. They also make 
tunes in the bedroom of their 
barge on the Herengracht. And 
“Hot" has more pump-action 
than the double-barrelled 
shotgun our intrepid hero is 
issued with in "Doom II". An 
absolute scorcher. 

••••O 

COMMANDER TOM 

Volume 1 

Noom, Germany 

Thirteen may be unlucky for 
some but not for the mighty 
Noom. “Are Am Eye?" is 
abso-fucking-lutely awesome. 

So powerful, with sounds which 
are bigger than the bulge in 
Linford Christie’s running 
shorts, this is epic stuff, akin 
to a Wagnerian space opera. 
Eeeeeee-normous breakdowns 
and off-it synth patterns, with 
more hoovering going on 
than Al Pacino in "Scarface". 
Drop this one and watch the 
entire place erupt. 

••••C 

KIM WILDE 

Breaking Away 
MCA 

Stop sniggering at the back 
and make straight for the Matt 
Darey dub, because he who 
dares is a winner when it comes 
to full-on, off-yer-knackers, air- 
punching anthems. A 
stroboscopic delight. 


DEMOTE 

Graduate 
No Respect, Germany 

The No Respect boys have 
never been backward in coming 
forward with furious, trance- 
trouser material and “Graduate" 
is by no means an exception. 
This track would make even Mrs 
Robinson blush. It's probably 
been getting those men in suits 
down at the Department of the 
Environment busy with their 
stomp-o-meters, appealing for a 
reduction in speed levels. We 
say, “No speed limit, okay?". 
•••OO 

MEN WITH A MISSION 

Benz 

TTNO, Holland 

"I know kids doing drugs, " says 
the voice at the start of "Benz", 
before adding, “For a lot of 
people, drugs work". Indeed 
they do. Sledgehammer 
rhythms provide a marching 
powerhouse on this trancer- 
blaster which simply and 
effectively celebrates the joyful 
release of serotonin on a 
Saturday night. And why not? 
•••OO 

ALTERNATIVE 

Joy Factory 
Blue, Holland 

What a choice! On the one 
hand you've got "Joy Factory", a 
highly percussive assault on the 
senses. On the other you've 
got "Tribal Apex", which is 
trippy-dippy and so tribal that it 
reads "The Sun", wears Ralph 
Lauren Polo shirts, is a bit 
handy with a Stanley knife on 
away games and is always the 
first to get his shout in. 

•••OO 

HALLOGEN 

Hallogen 

Sperm 

A terrific trancer with 
exceedingly delightful piano 
breakdowns and some geezer 


moaning “Yeah baby!" like he's 
completely lost in orgasmic 
bliss. The trance then deepens 
nicely, with a sterling, swirling 
instrumentation which borders 
on the dark side of the groove. 
•••CO 

ALBUMS 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 

Clockwork Orange 
Labello Dance 

Down at the shlaga's in Ibiza, 
the droogs reckoned this was 
real horrorshow. Getting their 
sythnemesc down their necks, 
washed down with lashings of 
the lovely moloko, you’d have to 
be a right baboochka if this one 
didn't grab you by the yarbles. 
Oh my brothers, knowhatimean? 
The gromky zvooks on this 


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A behind-the-sleeves report on the launch of . . . 

Suburban Base USA 


I J U ST don't like not being in control." 

Dan Donnelly is standing impatiently in the queue for the 
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at DisneyWorld, 
reflecting on his dislike of rollercoasters. But 
his words could just as 
easily refer to the 
single-minded 
ambition and 
streetwise business 
sense which has 
brought hisSuburban 
Base label from the 
rave scene he nurtured 
in Romford, Essex, to the 
reclaimed swamplands of 
Orlando, Florida. Let's face it, you 
don't get to head one of the most successful 
independent imprints in the world at the tender age of 24 
without being in control, do you? 

Gathered together around Dan are some of the people he 
has befriended along the way. There's DJ Ash from Kool FM, 
the pivotal pirate station, rising Sub 
Base star Marvellous Cain, 
whose "Gun Talk" album is 
out soon, and Andy C, 

19-year-old drum'n’ 
bass prodigy behind 
"Roll On" and 
"Sound Control". 

At the moment, 
however, the 
attention is 
focused on the 




larger-than-life double 
act of producer/MC 
Rude Bwoy Monty (check 
out his Hawaiian-tinged 

"Warp 9" on Frontline) and the man they call Sponge 
(author of the recent Sub Base classic, "The Crash" and 
nicknamed "the black Benny Hill" by hisfellow travellers). 
Monty and Sponge are holding forth with a stream of 
hilariously un-PC jokes, lewd invitations to passing young 
ladies and incensed invective against Walt Disney for 
managing to pass off a severely 

overcrowded theme park as the 
greatest fantasy adventure in 
the universe. They don't 
appear to be feeling the 
effects of the previous 
night, an odyssey of 
misbehaviour which 
included hiring a white 
stretch limo, practically 
a block long, and 
hitting a club of dubious 
repute called The House 
Of Babes. In fact, they're in 
the very highest of spirits. 
Until, that is, a typically 
dramatic Florida rainstorm 
explodes over our heads 
and we arrive at the 
eagerlyanticipated Space 
Mountain ride only to be 
told it has broken down. 
Adopting a cartoonishly 
threatening demeanour, 
Sponge marches over to one 
of the attendants. 

“Where's Mickey Mouse, 
then?" he demands. 

"Er, he's over in Mickey's 
Starland, sir," stutters the 
unfortunate minion. 

"Well you'd better call the 
security quick, because we're 
going over there to beat him up!" 

SPONGE never actually gets 
anywhere near Mickey. Which is 
probablyjustaswell. Otherwise, he 
might have found himself on the 
wrong side of the various local 
sheriffs and missed performing at 
the weekend’s main event - the 
Junglised rave at the Metro Skating 
Rink in nearby Orlando. 

Junglised marks the first significant 
all-jungle rave in this area, if not the 
entire United States. But that's not 
the only reason why Dan Donnelly 
and his entourage are here. There's 
much more at stake than a booze- 


fuelled, hit-and-run holiday mission. There's also the fact 
that Junglised has been set up to promote the launch of the 
American arm of Suburban Base Records. 

That he is now setting his sights on the biggest market in 
the world is an indication ofjusthowfar Donnelly has come 
since he persuaded the bank to lend him a couple of grand 
to open up his Boogie Times record shop in Romford. He was 
a mere 18 at the time. 

"At the moment, it's a question of supporting the 
Americans," explains Donnelly. "We've made a lot of 
friends over here and I feel a responsibility to back what 
they are doing. They're trying hard to push jungle, but I 
don't think they can do it on their own. It's important for a 
company like mine to come over here and say, 'Look, we 
respect the way you're trying to push our musicfor us, we 
want to help you'. Otherwise, we'd be like the other labels, 
sitting around, waiting for the big money offers to start 
before we did anything." 

Backing Junglised is the most obvious sign of the 
involvement of Sub Base. But behind the scenes is an 
attempt to put jungle albums into the malls of mainstream 
America. As Donnelly points out, you can now buy the latest 
Breakdown compilation, "Drum 'N' Bass 5", in places like 
Tower Records. Most importantly, Sub Base USA’s brief goes 
beyond simply importing the latest UK sounds. It is also 
there to cultivate and promote indigenous talent. 

"We're starting to look for Stateside jungle artists to put 
stuff out on a compilation called 'American Junglists’," says 
Sub Base USA representative Dave Minner, who DJs under 
the name of AK 1 200. "Seeing an American DJ's name on a 
CDinTowerwill hopefully open a lot of people's eyes." 

FOR the moment, though, there's a rave to organise. Driving 
back to the hotel from DisneyWorld, the skies open up again, 
rain is pounding on the roof of the van as wild lightening 
forks illuminate the distant swamplands. Peering nervously 
outof the window, Donnelly interprets this as an ill omen 
and wonders if people will be prepared to venture out 
tonight. Now we're finally here, a few doubts are starting to 
creep in around the edges. 

Arriving at the Metro Skating Rink offers a weird sense of 
deja vu. What with the shed-like venue, the exposed, 
industrial estate setting and the sheriffs' cars parked 
outside, it feels like we've stepped back to 1990 and the 
days of ecstatic encounters in disused warehouses off the 
A1 . Except that it’s 1 995, this is America and the rules are 
somewhat different. 

On entering the building, Donnelly immediately declares 
the place to be far too big. And he's right. The cavernous 
space never even reaches half-capacity. Raves in this part of 
the States are usually more eclectic affairs, offering house, 
trip hop and trance. Jungle remains something of an 
unknown quantity. 

But at least those who do make it are real devotees. 

They've travelled from Miami, Houston, Chicago, 
Philadelphia and New York. Itseems as though there are 





more out-of-townersaround than local residents. These, however, are the people who will make or breakjungle in 
the US, just as the scene in the UK weathered the post-rave hangover thanks to the loyalty and determination ot a 

And what an odd^bunch the American junglists are. There are lotsof alternative/skate types in low-slung jeans, 
briqht T-shirts and shaggy haircuts, the odd posse of raggafied homeboysand a sprinkling of dressy clubbers. Most 
of them look more like the'blunted patrons of a Mo' Waxgig than the Versace-toting regulars seen atsimilar large 
junqle raves in the UK. The same goes for the American DJs and MCs, the likes of Josh Swissman from Los Angeles, 

JJ Jellybean from Chicago, Karl K and MC Dub 2 from Philadelphia and, of course, Dave Minner in his AK 1 200 guise. 
Whatever their sartorial inclinations, they all understand the sound. Some, such as Karl K, play a more intelligent 
set, while AK 1 200 and Josh Swissman mix and match styles, running from ragga into hardstep. Yet it s obvious their 
stylistic references (not to mention most of their records) belong to a scene thousands of miles away 
While British junglists quickly developed their own network of labels, pirate radio stations and regular venues, their 
American counterparts have struggled to overcome the enormous physical distances separating like-minded crews. 

It's been hard for them to draw the different factions into one homogenous movement. Up-and-coming artists do 

exist, but most don't have the resources to release their tracks on vinyl and DJs have difficulties finding clubs willing 
to stage all-jungle events. The result is a scene which is currently something of a localised phenomenon. 

"The East Coast is wherejungle is at in America right now," admits Minner. "But I am sure there are hotspots all 
over. Everything here is spread out and so the sort of thing that's happening tonight is the best way to connect 

people up. That's why a lot of tonight's crowd are from out of state." 

The main draw at Junglised is, of course, the presence of the UK DJs and MCs. The crowd may not be large, but the 
vibe created by the resident whistle posse is enough to convince DJ Ash to pull a few old gems like Origin Unknown s 
"Valley Of The Shadows" out of his bag. And if Ash's style, a rolling fusion of clipped ragga chat and stepping breaks, 
is in marked contrast to what has gone before, then the ballistic drum sounds showcased by Andy C and the bass- 
centric pulse worked up by Marvellous Cain build into a deeper, darker flow. 

Yet this same musical style, with its plateaus of needlepoint breaks and sudden descents into subsonic quicksand, 
hints at the essential difference between jungle and house, trance or techno, where DJs usually attempt to build 
their sets towards some kind of climactic peak. Jungle rolls in waves, moves around the point of release and leaves 
the MC to hone in on the highs and hype the crowd. Those American party-goers keen to experience the 
completely orgasmic, Ecstasy-fuelled rushes offered by raving might Well have less sympathy for the more 
introvert, hash-hazed intensity of jungle. 

IN other words, jungle is going to take a bit of time to really hit 
overhere. As Dan Donnelly isquick to point out, this typeof 
music, like hip hop, is a way of life for many fans. And the real 
test in America is whether jungle can replicate the cross- 
cultural fusions accomplished back in the UK. The improbably 
named Dolphin, who has travelled to Orlando from Miami with 
her friend Saj, the editor of a local rave fanzine called 
"Underworld”, senses a shift even in their home city, a city riven 
by murderous gangland loyalties and racial strain. 

"Trance is really popular right now, but people are getting 
bored of the straight techno beat," shesays. “I tell you, in a 
couple of years time, a place like this will be packed. When the 
street kids hear bits of hip hop and F®B coming through, music 
they recognise, music with more of a groove, they're really 
goingtogoforit." 

Let's hope so. The Suburban Base crew may not have 
connected with the masses in exactly the way they had 
planned, but at least they get to go home with bags of the 
latestTommyHilfiger gear (the look every self-respecting 
homeboy is wearing this season, from Mobb Deep to Wu-Tang) 
and a ton of overpriced Disney souvenirs. They also leave safe in 
the knowledge that 
everybody they 
encountered (including the 
DisneyWorld tourists 
bemused by Monty and 
Sponge's booming 
repartee) has gone away 
with a far better 
understanding of what 
jungle is all about. 

On the way to the airport 
the next day, Dave Minner 
remainsoptimistic. 

"I was a little disappointed 
with the numbers, butthe 
vibe was wicked," he says. 

"Everybody was into it a lot 
more than they've ever 
been in the past. Itwas 
definitely a turning point. 

People were walking out 
the door going, 'That was 
unreal'. They were just 
having it. I mean, you 
heard the whistles! At the 
endoftheday, I think Sub 
Base are going to get some 
props for this. 

After all, they were the 
ones who were prepared to 
take the chance to do it." 

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words Rowan Chernin pictures Raise-A-Head 


TH E R Eis nothing quite like 

a good old-fashioned night out. The 
kind of marathon which leaves you 
with a proper sore face. It's too 
late/early for alcohol, so we're sitting 
in an after-houfs bar staring at a cup 
of frothy coffee. Our incoherent 
mumbling, and that of the other 
mumblers, is being drowned out by 
the retro house sounds. Someone 
shouts, "Bostin"', a common word 
around these parts which roughly 
translates as, "Quite unbelievably 
brilliant, unlike Aston Villa". 

Welcome to Birmingham. 

Somewhere between Manchester 
and London; just off Spaghetti 
Junction, Birmingham stands under 
one of nature's more relentless rain- 
clouds. Britain's second largest city, it 
has more miles of canal than Venice 
and a legacy of concrete buildings 
dating from the Sixties designer 
doldrums. Butthe grass is always 
greener (not surprising, considering 
the amount of people here who 
breathe through Rizla papers) and last 
year Brum confirmed the adage by 
winning the Greenest City Award. 
Arriving by train at New Street 
Station, we land right in the heart of 
the city centre. It's hard not to be 
rude about the architecture, as the 
diched follies of bad town planning 
have everything boxed-in with a grey 
coat. There are, however, plans to 
demolish whole areas, starting with 
the warren-like BulbRing shopping 
centre (which, incidently, was the first 
of its kind in Europe). Two Sphinx- 
like statues have already appeared on 
either side of a new stepped waterfall 
leading down from The Council House. 
It all looks very surreal. And is 
completed with a naked statue stuck 
in an oyal pool of flowing water, 
which is known ardipd these parts as 
"The floozy in the jacuzzi". 

In contrast to the concrete, 
Birmingham has St Phillips Cathedral, 
a fine piece of English Baroque 
architecture. Surrounded by flora 
and a decaying graveyard, the 
sometime hang-out of winos and 
hippy buskers, it has acquired the 
charming nick-name of "Pigeon 
Park". During the last century, the 
cathedral was re-designed by a 
leading light of the Pre-Raphaelite 
movement, who added a new set of 
fancy stained glass windows. It's a 


great place to visit, if it ever stops 
raining. Bring your own bottle. 

Further out, in the unaffordable part 
of the city, there's the renowned 
Edgebaston cricket ground, while to 
the west lies the old quaker village of 
Bournville, which apparently still lacks 
a pub. This is where George and 
Richard Cadbury (whose father 
invented the hot chocolate drink as an 
alternative to beer) moved their 
factory in the Nineteenth Century. As 
was the wheeze back then, they built 
their own village to house the factory 
workers and created an environment 
resplendent with open spaces to help 
their employees chill-out. Nowadays, 
cocoa-addicts can have a guided tour 
around the place where they make 
Flakes and creamy Cadbury's Dairy 
Milk. On a good day, the streets here 
smell all chocolatey. 

NO article about Birmingham would 
be complete without mentioning the 
New Romantic movement. Because it 
was here, in the early Eighties, that a 
little place called Rum Runner was the 
hottest nightspot in Britain. The 
bloke on the till, the cloakroom 
attendant, the toilet cleaner and the 
bus-boy went on to become the 
handbag pop sensation, Duran Duran. 
Birmingham's nightlife is now a 
different can of funky worms. If the 
wind suddenly changed direction at 
any point past midnight on a 
Saturday, half of the city would he 
stuck with a face to remember. It 
seems every sort of person is out 
dancing these days. From the languid, 
easy-listening freaks getting out their 
Bert Bacharach albums, to full-on 
house monsters. 

John Bright Street is probably not a 
good place to start our Friday night. 

This is where the feisty shirt-and-pull 
brigade have their fun. If you've got 
the horn forvocals, vocals and more 
vocals, for a place where the house 
crowd scream for more, head for SLAG 
at the Steering Wheel. Alternatively, 
the Miss Moneypennies promoters 
(who host the weekly Satu rday night at 
Bonds) have opened Shampoo, the 
once-a-month Friday night session at 
Snobs. The club resembles a futurist's 
dream and the two rooms are filled 
with glam'd-up types getting down to 
deep house and grooving back in time 
to old sold, funk and disco. 

Tin Tins (you need to be a member or 


go in with one) is on the uplifting 
house tip. Once a 50/50 mixed/gay 
club, "But now taken over by straights", 
the DJs perform at the alternate Friday 
nights of Dove and Lust. Although we 
unfortunately didn't make it to Tin 
Tins, it comes highly recommended by 
our guide for the weekend. He's also 
had the occasional mad one here on 
Saturdays, when the club operate the 
One People session until 2.30am. 
Afterwards, there's the choice of going 
home or heading downstairs while 
they prepare the upper floor for Hype, 
the second session of the evening. 

To experience something a little bit 
harder, try Club Jungalist at The 
Institute. This place is strictly for the 
hardcore drum 'n' bass heads and is 
always packed out. One reason for its 
popularity is the fact that organiser, 
Roughtone Rob, regularly provides 
guest promoters such as AWOL and 
Cool FM to co-host the events. The 
Institute used to be a wrestling and 
boxing venue, but now bursts at the 
seams with people jumping up and 
down every Friday night. 

For those who like their vibes 
laid-back, The Circus in Moseley is 
more interested in the state of your 
mind than your shoes and trousers. 

The venue was recently acquired by a 
former glass collector from the swanky 
futuristic days of the Rum Runner and, 
although slightly cut-off from the 
main buzz of the city, he's managed to 
promote a number of successful 
leftfield events. Surprisingly, none of 
these seem bizarre when compared to 
one of The Circus' early guises as a 
balti cabaret house complete with 
Asian Elvis impersonators. 

Friday nights at The Circus consist of 
four monthly clubs in rotation. 

There's the Check Your Pants house 
session, a dub club which is still trying 
to think of a name, the Dance Tracks 
techno night and Klub Catusi's weird 
world of film soundtracks, Hammond 
organs, Moogs and groovy beats. 
Saturday's operate on the same 
principle, with the long-established 
Peacekeeper Sound System offering 
digital dub and acid, then there's 
Vibes' acid and techno session, Chaos 
for jungle and hip hop and Meltdown 
for house, techno and garage. 

If you're still standing after most of 
clubs reach their 2am (orthere 
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hard-ish house downstairs, while 
Hollis has them screaming for retro 
anthems upstairs. 

"FOR A Cracking Meal. . ." reads the 
sign outside Mr Egg on Hurst Street. 
This is one of those neon-lit, all-day 
eating houses where everything 
comes with eggs. Just the ticket to 
get you going on a Saturday morning, 
it lies inside Birmingham's Chinese 
Quarter. From there, it's a short hop 
to the Arcadian Centre, a shopping 
mall which is home to the Global 
Grooves record shop-cum-cafe. 
Sitting with a coffee in one hand 
and bunch of flyers in the other, 
Global Grooves is kind of place which 
can spin hours off your day. The shop 
stocks a varied selection of house, 
although the manager, DJ Matt 
Booker, says a lot of people are 
asking for breakbeat electro these 
days . A man who makes a nice cuppa 
in between serving his customers, he 
also stocks deck plates, which are 
metal sleeves painted to your choice 
of colour and designed to fit over 
Technics turntables. An ideal 
Christmas gift, eh? 

Not far from Global is the Green 
Room pub, an excellent spot for a 
quiet afternoon drink, after which 
we headed for The Surf Cafe, 
expecting to see a load of grungy 
Brums with Mambo T-shirts and 
frizzy goatee beards discussing rad 
tubes. Itturnsouttobean Internet 
cafe. With a selection of high- 
powered computers linking you up to 
the net for €2.50 an hour, it also 
offers a natty line in food. The chef, 
Emmanuel Place (who specialises in 
tasty pastas), used to mix it behind 
the decks at the Marco Polo Bar, a 
popular pre and post-club hang-out 
which opens at 8am on Sundays. 

We could've spent hours lost in 
cyberdom, but there are still a few 
more record shops worth a look. The 
long-established Swordfish (1 6 years- 
old and still going strong) stocks a 
respectable current and back 
catalogue selection of rock, pop and 
indie, plustouchesof house, ambient, 
jungle, techno, jazz and blues. This is a 
proper musos shop, a "don't miss” for 
those who like to browse. Equally 
worth it is Tempest, a dance specialist 
where you can pick up anything from 
Detroit sounds to Goa Trance. Further 
out of town on Digbeth Road, Redcat 
Records has hardcore and jungle. This 
is where the crazy MC Lenny regularly 
puts the world to rights from behind 
the shop's counter. 

Just around the corner from Redcat 
is The Custard Factory. The scores of 
rented-out studios which fill the 
space here arc home to numerous 
artistic ventures, including a handful 
of record labels supplying more tunes 
to keep the punters dancing. And 


while on the subject of dancing, a 
good way to line your stomach is the 
cheap Kashmirian dish, halti. 
Birmingham is home to this Eastern 
food, which is served still sizzling in a 
wok-like dish accompanied by slabs 
of nan bread the size of a Christmas 
turkey platter. Yummy. 

SLIPPING on fresh chips at 10pm is a 
sure sign of beer boys. As in most 
cities, you have to tread a bit 
carefully on your way to the Saturday 
night clubs. Gangs of noisy white- 
shirts clog the streets, heading for 
places time forgot. Keeping out of 
their way, we stop for a drink in the 
Marco Polo Bar, all dark and smoky 
with a DJ livening the atmosphere, 
before moving on to Republiea. It 
takes place in Bakers on the edge of 
Broad Street, a venue where huge 
coloured pillars support the white, 
wobbly-edged ceiling. Andy Clecton 
warms up the smartly-dressed crowd, 
before Scott Bond to exposes them to 
his pumpin' house selections. 

Over at Fun at The Steering Wheel, 
long-time dubheads, Piers and 
Barney, have extended their 
downstairs room and painted it in 
pastel colours to suit the mellower 
sets of the guest DJs. Tonight, Glen 
and Dick from Rockers Hi-Fi are on 
the decks. They've brought along an 
FX box to keep the music on a dubby 

TheWobbleall-nighter 
atBranstons is run by 
Phil Gifford and Si Long 
who, in addition to 
sharing resident DJ 
duties, share an obsession 
for saggy bottoms. 

tip, but there are also loads of soulful 
surprises. Meanwhile, Jon Pleased 
Wimmin is upstairs, presenting a 
mixed bag of house to the fashion- 
conscious crowd rocking beneath a 
Formula Something racing car 
suspended from the lights. 

The Que Club is another good 
Saturday spot. It's here the recently 
resurrected Atomic-Jam play a 
"Musical meltdown for the 
millennium generation". In other 
words, a main room of acid and 
trance with side rooms playing hip 
hop, deep house, future funk and 
ambient. The Que is a massive old 
methodist church, with sloping 
galleries which come into play when 
it gets packed (as itdid atthe recent 
House Of God event, which had the 
local PCM jungle sound system in the 
back room, a temple-like structure in 
the middle of the venue and a garden 
in one corner of the dancefloor). The 
perfect setting to hear Paul Damage 
spin his "Scratchy techno hell" set. 

The Dancefactory similarly caters 
for a less shiny dance crowd. 

Situated under the main dancefloor 
of the Institute, it offers more 



underground techno and trance 
sounds. Forfans of the Oscillate 
Sound System (better known for 
their work as Higher Intelligence 
Agency), they still hold irregular one- 
offs around the city. Elsewhere in the 
suburbs, The Trafalgar on Trafalgar 
Road has backroom gigs from local 
electronic acts and "Ch-easy 
listening" freaks like Conseual Chi 
Chi, who offer highly entertaining 
"Tie A Yellow Ribbon"-type crap. 

Our next stop was supposed to be 
MissMoneypennies. But with the 
doorman playing Mr Large, we're 
unable to join the freshly-clad parade 
of haute couture. We arc, however, 
reliably informed that uplifting house 
and high fashion is the main trade. 

The model-likc crowd turn up dead 
on time each week. To enjoy this 
experience to the full, you need to 
dress up and give it your best. And 
smile nicely at Mr Large. 

Luckily, the Wobble all-nighter at 
Branstons is already open. This very 
"lovey" night is run by Phil Gifford 
and Si Long who, in addition to 
sharing resident DJ duties, share an 
obsession for saggy bottoms. At least 
on their flyers. Phil plays cheesey 
house, while Si mixes up the mid- 
tempo beats and techno for the 
upstairs crowd. Visiting jocks from 
the house and techno scenes perform 
here to a crowd vetted by a door 
policy which states, "No check shirts 
or Rockport boots". 

All of which goes to show just how 
much of a nightlife city this is. Black 
bags under the eyes until Tuesday 
are the norm. So if you're bored with 
the state of dance grooves in the 
clubs nearyou, head to Birmingham 
forthe kind of mental healing which 
comes without a prescription. 



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Stitched Up! 

His designer clothes cut a neat 
line in the clubs. And DANIEL 
POOLE is himself no stranger to 
cutting a rug on the dancefloor 

DANIEL POOLE is a typical clubber. 

He gets a natural buzz from house and 
techno music, he loves dancing and he 
enjoys staying up, sometimes for as long 
as five days at a stretch. Such innocent 
pleasures have however, attracted cynical 
reactions from the mainstream media. 
One newspaper referred to his "drug- 
addled Boys Own bravado" (something to 
do with snorting tequila before going 
skydiving), while another joked about his 
bad luck with car accidents (fate has so far 
thrown him through no less than six 
windscreens). 

When he's not dancing or dicing with 
death, Daniel devotes all his energy to 
running DP, a clothes empire which takes 
ina network of over 600 stockist's 
worldwide. The ideas and inspirations 
for his collections come from the club 
community. DP currently have seven 
clothing brands on the market, with 
names such as Ghetto Couture, Techno 
Tribal and Sportechnic. 

"I genuinely believe in the world dance 
movement and I see this culture growing 
and expanding everywhere," explains 
Daniel. "Dance music isabout liberation. 
It's about freeing your soul and expressing 
yourself. Life should be enjoyed." 

Such attitudes manifest themselves in 
design innovations such as the use of 
dancefloor-friendly fabrics (materials 
designed for unashamed sweating) and 
hidden pockets in which to conceal drugs. 
"It would be utterly ridiculous to ignore 
the fact that almost 50 per cent of kids in 
Britain smoke marijuana," notes Daniel. 
Underground heroes from Spiral Tribe to 
Jeff Mills have picked upon the DP vibe, as 
have the likes of Take That and Sean 



Maguire. To see Daniel's clothes in 
action, you can visit Mr C's new club, The 
End, where the staff all wear his designs, 
or go to the nextTribal Gathering, for 
which DP have created the official 
merchandise. There's also a good chance 
you'll bump into the man himself, out on 
another research mission. He takes his 
field studies very seriously. From Turkey 
to Isreal to Bali, he's constantly looking 
for the wildest parties he can find. 

“I want to design clothes based on 
reality rather than fantasy," he says. 
"Most of the big fashion companies are 
stuck in the past, dictating to people 
instead of respecting them. The idea 
behind DP is to take the piss out of these 
corporations and systems. We're 
creating our own system based on the 
values of sex, drugs and dancing." 


Daniel'sfutureplansincludea DP 
compilation album, "World Sound 
Systems", featuring Juan Atkins, Sven 
Vatli and Josh Wink, plus a new clothing 
collection called Alien. 

"Tutankhamen's Grandfather, Akenetan, 
wasan alien," declares Daniel, matter- 
of-factly. "Other aliens are here and 
more are coming." 

And they'll probably all be dressed in DP. 

words Jonty Adderley 
picture Andrew North 

A launch party for DP's ‘World Sound 
Systems’ compilation album takes 
place at The End in London on 
December 1 1 , with the Truelove crew 
on the decks 


WOMAN 
ABOUT THF 
HOUSE 

JHELISA on her home 
entertainment 

IN THE VIDEO 

I don't watch many videos. The last film 
I went to see was “Showgirls" and only 
because my sister Pamela, from 
Incognito, was in it. I suppose my 
favourite film of all time is “Wings Of 
Desire". It's just so ethereal. I love stuff 
about astral travel. I'm also really into 
anything spiritual. 

ON THE BOOKSHELF 

I think the best book I've ever read has 
to be “You're Becoming A Galactic 
Human" by Essene Nidle. It’s basically 
about civilisations which haven't been 
fully recorded in the history books. I'm 
not sure whether it's available in the 
UK, but you should buy it if you ever see 
a copy. It's essential reading. 

ON THE ‘NET’ 

I'm a really big fan of encyclopedias 
and anything educational. I think the 
Internet is a brilliant learning tool. It's 
also excellent for accessing new 
music. And of course there are all 
those weird sites, some of which are 
very interesting. 

ON THE BEDROOM FLOOR 

A few music magazines, a copy of 
“Cosmic Consciousness” by Maurice 
Buck and the clothes I was too tired 
to hang up last night. I guess I'm a bit 
like a teenager when it comes to tidying 
up the bedroom. 



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The Dream Team present a wide and 
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: LONDON: KISS- 100 FM 
j Mondays 

j 7pm - DAVID RODDIGAN: The seminal 
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i deep vibes 
: Tuesdays 

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• and n&b 

| 7pm - STEVE JACKSON .The Kiss 
i house chart 

j 9pm- COLIN FAVER: Techno 

• and house 

: Wednesdays 

j 1pm - W WILBERFORCE: House mix 


\ 7pm - MAX LX AND DAVE VJ : 

• Featuring the hip hop chart 

| 9pm -THE JUNGLE SHOW: The 

• ruffest DJs in a hard-step style 
: Thursdays 

j 1am - GIVIN' IT UP: With an ever- 
: changing mix of hosts 
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j 9pm -COLIN DALE: Techno and 
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i and garage cuts 

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: Essential drum’iV bass 
: Saturdays 

: 1am - FAT FREDDIE M: Essential sogl 
j and swing 

i 4am- ANGIE DEE: Soul and reggae 
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: 1 1pm - SARAH H0: Garage and house 
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112 MUZIK 



Steel Works 

Cutting up the airwaves with their 
‘Solid Steel’ radio show, CQLDCUT 
offer up an audio extravaganza which 
is a little out of the ordinary 

FOR those lucky enough to be able to pick up Kiss 
1 0OFM on the radio, one of the highlights of the 
week must be COLDCUT's “Solid Steel" show. 
Going out on Sunday morningsfrom lam, the 
programme is a mashed-up collision of sound bites, 
sonic collages and “the broadest beats in London". 
All of which is bad news if you don't live in the 
capital city. No matter, because Coldcut are the 
latest addition to the "Journey By DJ“ seriesand, as 
a representation of theshow, the album is as 
accurate as you can get. Theset moves from drum 
'n' bass to hip hop to ambient in a wonderful 
homage to all areas of the breakbeat and beyond. 
Commonly credited to long-time Coldcutters 
Matt Black and Jonathan More, “Solid Steel" is 
also the work of Ninja sound chef, Patrick 
Carpenter, and Kevin Foulkesofthe Open Mind 
Collective. Part of the appeal of the show is the 
creative tension produced by these four individuals. 
“We all work off each other," explains Jonathan. 
“Some weeks we' 1 1 have a com petition to see 
who can getaway with the most awkward mix. 
Matt is generally the whiz-kid. Fie really is a 
complete natural. I have to work at it quite a lot, 


so it tends to be me who is responsible for the 
sound bites on the Kiss show." 

Indeed, it's these surreal sound bites and the 
mind-boggling mixes which makes "Solid Steel" 
so special. Coldcut aren't averse to using the odd 
theme tune here and there either. On Coldcut's 
"Journey By DJ" take the way the "Dr Who" theme 
fades out of Red Snapper's "Hot Flush" as 
naturally as if it had been written that way. 

“I try to be careful when I'm recording from the 
television," says Jonathan. "But I always end up 
having to run through hours of tape to find one 
little quote. I'm also very methodical about 
records. I bpm everything for DJing purposes." 
Jonathan More has actually been working for 
Kiss since the very earliest days of the station, 
back in the days when it was still a pirate. He was 
given his first slot after a fortuitous taxi ride. 

“i was in this cab with a load of my records and 
the driver asked me if I was a DJ. Then he told me 
about a pirate station he had just started running. 
The cabbie turned out to be Gordon Mac. He'll 
probably kill me for saying this." 

From riding in taxis to riding the airwaves, the 
Coldcut crew certainly offer the widest variety of 
sounds you're likely to hear on your tranny. 

words Martin James 

‘Solid Steel 1 is broadcast on Kiss 1 0OFM 
on Sunday mornings at 1 am. Coldcut’s 
‘Journey Dy DJ’ set is available now on 
Music Unites 


.SOFA REPORT 

reviews by Martin James 



OCEAN OF SOUND 

by David Toop 
Serpent’s Tail 

This brilliantly written opus explodes the 
myth once and for all that ambient music 
begins and ends with AphexTwin. David 
Toop offers the theory that sound is liquid 
and implicates everybody from Debussy to 
Sun Ra and everything from traditional 
Balinese gamelan music to the blues, 
alongside the likes of Eno and Scanner. 
It'sa giant, non-linear sonic soup out there. 


°SFI8uncl 


PANTHER 

by Melvin Van Peebles 
Payback Press 

“A Panther is born in the ghetto every 20 
minutes," declares the blurb on the jacket 
of this explosive book by one of the fathers 
of hip hop. Soon to be released as a film, it 
explains how the Black Panther movement 
struggled against the FBI and the mainstream 
media. A fascinating tale of misinformation 
versus the needs of the people. 


Melvin Van Peebles 


CODA HTOa': > 

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The nexttimeyou take theChunnel, do "•UpBs’F 

yourselfabigfavourandheadstraightfor T’ 1 

aRe/o/'snewsagentassoonasyouarriveat 

the Gare de Nord in Paris. There, with a i 

little luck, you'll be able to pick up a copy of w Am 

thissuperb French magazine. Although the 

emphasis ison techno, “Coda” also offers a ^ jjri t 

forum for intelligent debate covering the nri|j|Ttfj 1 1 eTIsH 1 1 ' [jl 
entire dance scene. Bravo! - 

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CLUB 

CULTURES 

■ 3* — by Sarah Thornton 

Polity Press 

If you think Baudrillard and Adorno are likely to 
be thismontlYshipunderground DJs, then "Club 
B Sarah Thornton Cultures" is probably not for you. If on the other 
dub cultures hand an academic, critical analysis of the far- 
Hl ■ ,4, *] d reaching cultural effects of clubbing sets your 

•’ pulse racing, this thoroughly researched book 
makes for an essential bedside companion 


1am ■ SOLID STEEL: Ninja sounds 

from COLDCUT and special guests 

3am - M AN ASSEH : Deep dub cuts 

12pm TREVOR NELSON 

2pm - GRAHAM GOLD 

4pm - MATT WHITE: With the prime 

movers on the r&b circuit 

6pm - JOEY JAY: Roots and reggae 

8pm - GILES PETERSON: Jazz. 

Brazilian beats and soul 

1 1pm - BOB JONES: The good doctor 

with his soul and garage surgery 

LQNOON: PUKE FM - 93.2 FM 

GREG LONG (Sun, 4pm): Hip hop 

LONDON: BTM- 103 FM 

RAY BRADSHAW (Mon to Fri, 6pm) 

GRUMPY BROWN (Fri, 5pm) 

MANCHESTER: KISS - 102 FM 

Mondays to Fridays 

2am- KONTINUOUS KISS: 

Non-stop, nocturnal grooves 

6am - GARY BURTON’S BREAKFAST 

SHOW 

9am CONTINUOUS KISS 
10am - THE KISS LIST: Manchester’s 
club scene gets a right seeing to 
7pm -KONTINUOUS KISS 

Mondays 

8pm DA INTALEX DRUM ‘N’ BASS 
SHOW: With XTCand MARCUS 

Tuesdays 

8pm • TIM LENNOX: Manchester's gay 


scene in an upfront mix 
Wednesdays 

8pm - TECHNO MIX: JOHN BARRIE 

Thursdays 

8pm - JUDGE JULES 

' Fridays 

7pm • KISS ENERGY: A selection of 

non-stop hi-NRG 

8pm • SOMETHING FOR THE 

WEEKEND: Mixing it with 808 STATE 

Saturdays 

4am - ALPHA WAVES: Circuit chillin' 

with STUART JAMES 

1 0am - PAUL WEBSTER 

2pm -PAUL ANTHONY 

6pm - JOE BLOGGS’ DANCE CHART 

10pm - KISS AT THE HACIENDA 

Sundays 

1am - UP ALL NIGHT: House and 
garage with NEV JOHNSON 
4am - AUTECHRE on the mix 
6am - PAUL WEBSTER 
10am- 1 00% DANCE SUNDAY 
2pm -MELLOW GROOVES: 

Including the Upfront Dance Chart 
update at 5pm 
6pm -GRAHAM GOLD 
8pm - MATT THOMPSON’S AURA 
10pm - FIRST PRIORITY: MARK 
RAEand ROSS CLARK spin a 
selection of phat and jazzy beats 
1 2am -NAYAAGHEDO 


MANCHESTER: PICADIliY - 103FM 
STU ALLEN (Sat and Sun, 8pm) 
MANCHESTER: WAVE -96.5 FM 
MIKE VITTI (Mon to Fri, 3pm and 
Sat, 5.30pm) 

MILTON KEYNES: FREQUENCY FM - 1D5 FM 
(Weekends. 24 hours) 

Covering Milton Keynes, Luton, 
Bedford and Northampton Frequency 
FM offers a wide selection of the 
coolest Underground vibes from drum 
‘n’ bass to hard house and beyond 
NOTTINGHAM: TRENT -9GFM 
GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Sat, 

1 0pm ) It's RIP time for The Good Foot, 
as the last of the Britian's decent 
independant dance shows is taken off 
air. Once again, the powers that be 
leave it up to the pirates to give the 
people what they wantl 
PLYMOUTH: PLYMOUTH SOUND - 9615 FM 
THE RHYTHM SHOW (Sat, 6pm) 
SCOTTISH BORDERS: BORDERS - 965 FM 
KEVIN YOUNG (Mon, 4pm) 

THE DANCE EXPERIENCE fSa£ 8pm) 
SHEFFIELD - DANCE FM 1 075 FM 
Mondays 

6pm - DJ MINK rap show 
Tuesdays 

6pm - DJ SULLEY from the fine 
Beeswax Records posse 
Wednesdays 


6pm- GREG ROBINSON from the 

Music Factory 

Thursdays 

3pm -WINSTON HAZEL 
SHEFFfELD -FANTASY FM - 105, 9FM 
(Seven days a week, 6pm) 

Jungle and hardcore with DJs EAZY D, 
JACKMASTER J and DREAM 
WALES: REO DRAGON - 97.4 and 103.2 FM 
KRIS HILL’S HIT MIX 95 (Sat, 6pm ) 
WEST COUNTRY & S. WALES: GALAXY - 101 FM 
THE BREAKDOWN WITH DJ 
MIRANDA (Mon to Thurs, 8pm): 

With special guestlive mixes 
Mondays - WAY OUT WEST; 

The hottest house sounds. 

Tuesdays - DJ DIGZ Swing and soul. 
Wednesdays - THE DJ SELECTION 
Thursdays - FULL CYCLE with 
hardstep jazzers RONI SIZE & KRUST 
REGGAE ROCKERS (Fri, 8pm) 
LOUIE MARTIN SOUL SHOW (Sat, 6pm) 
THE TOUCH (Sat, 8pm): 

With DELI G 

THE 3PM EXPERIENCE (Sat, 10pm): 
DJ LYNX and MCS KRISSY KRISS 
and KLTZ with live hip hop and rap 
THE SOUND LAB (Sat, 1 1pm): 

TIN TIN presents a jazzy, dubby affair 
WEST YORKSHIRE: PARAOISE - 105.1 FM 
THE BASSLINE SHOW fSat, 3pm): 
From soul to hardcore and back again 


NATIONAL TELEVISION 

(MTV Thurs, 5pm) 

Overground, underground, kudos free. 

'..(MTV Fri, 11 pm) 

MTV goes on an underground tip 
Talk;!' , (NBC Super Channel 
SatandSun, 8.30pm) 

Essential old skool jazz 
MTV DAK A,: (MTV Sat, 4pm) 

YOiiViT z, ... (MTV Sat, 12am) 

Big time lyrical gangsta's, B-bwoys and 
bombers 

THE SO-,: A . A; ■ (MTV Sat, 11 am) 
Lisa I'Anson checks out the soul trade 
BP M (ITV Sat, times vary) 

Nov 1 7 - from Broadway Boulevard with 

the Positiva crew 

TRIBE Tli ; il: ( Channel 4 Sat, 1 1pm) 

Nov 1 1 - REBEL YELL. The last in the 
series focusing on rebellious or 
politically-inspired sub-cultures. 
Featuring Luton's anarcho-rave tribe, 
Exodus and the subversive DJs of 
Belgrade's pirate station, B92. 
Essential viewing 
C i.U BZG Mi. (Teletext Page 363 ) 

Club listings covering London, 
Yorkshire and Granada regions 

Fax all radio and TV listings to 
SCANNERS on 0171-261-7100 


MUZIK 113 


cdilcd liy Mark Roland 


Hi-teoh low-down for boffins and bozos 




DARREN EMERSON presents a 
guided tour of his Essex recording 
studio, the place where he created 


Orbital 


your free ‘Muzik Master’ mix tape. 
Pop it in, crank it up and prepare 
for an aural feast 


though. There's a Jupiter 8, a Roland 909 drum machine 
and, of course, a TB 303. He also has the excellent Novation 
Bass Station, the Nineties' replacement for the 303. 

"I wasn't going to get a 303. I already had the Bass 
Station. I wasin thismusicshop in Soho and I was 
talking to a chap in there, telling him how I didn't think 
I'd bother getting a 303. I thought £350 was too 
expensive. Then this bloke came in with a 303 he 
wanted £300 for it. I said, 'Oh, okay, I'll have it'.'' 
Ironically, the machine broke down almost as soon as 
Darren had got it home. It has now been retro-fitted so 
he can programme it from a keyboard, but hestill 
favours the BassStation. 

“If you overload it with notes in the monophonic 
mode, you can get some really cool lines out of it.” 

He offers a quick demonstration, attacking the 
keyboard oftheJD 800 with relish and giving the 
Bass Station a nervous breakdown along the way. 
"Brilliant!" he shouts. "Hands-on, analogue, it's 
absolutely perfect for this sort of music. I want to buy 
the rack-mount version because it has the 99 memories.” 
Darren picked up the 909 drum machine a little further 
awayfrom his Romford base than Soho. It's actually 
from California. He nabbed it via the Internet. 

”1 got it for £650. A guy in San Francisco found it for 
me. I've kept in touch with him eversince. I had to wait 
a while to get it over here, but it was well worth it." 

As he guns up the classic beat-box, he enthuses about 
the machine's performance live. 


WHEN i 


I Underworld's debut album was released 
back at the beginning of 1 994, it was instantly hailed as 
aclassic. Thedirtysoundsand infectious grooves of 
"Dubnobasswithmyheadman" were the result of Karl 
Hydeand RickSmith'syearsspentin Fruer (the early 
Eighties synth-pop outfit) and a chance meeting with 
teen DJ tearaway, Darren Emerson. The latter had been 
spinning since his schooldays. 

As well as a pair of decks, Darren owned 
a Casio FZ-1 sampler, the derigueur, 
first generation dance machine 
made famous by Bomb The Bass' 

“BeatDis". Prior to hooking up 
with Karl and Rick, he'd started 
sampling beats and throwing 
tunesacross the resulting loops 
to see what happened. Rick 
began teaching him how to 
manipulate the FZ-1 properly 
and a beautiful relationship 
was born. 

"I didn't know fuck all 
then," remembers 
Darren. “I was 16, 
maybe 17. 


I was coming at it as DJ, which is what lots of people do. 
They use an engineer and tell them what they want. But 
thanks to Rick, I learnt howto use the gear myself." 
Theyouthful Darren wasalso interested in computers 
and other equipment, and he rapidly picked up more 
studio skills by watching Rick at work. 

"The sampler was what first got me involved, but after 
a while I started sequencing up loops with an Alesis 
MMT8,"says Darren. "Then I bought a little mixer and a 
Roland D10, just to fuck aboutwith really. It all 
snowballed from there." 

Darren saved furiously and harboured a dream 
of setting up his own "little studio". And now he 
has it. But where is this key bunker, the place in 
which he created the "Muzik Masters" mix tape 
that comes free with this issue? A slick 
recording complex somewhere in the West 
End of London? Nope. Maybe a converted 
barn deep in the English countryside? 
Wrong again. Okay, so how about 
a garage behind his mum and 
dad's house in suburban 
Romford? Believe it or not... 

FOR the time being, Darren 
Emerson's studio has 
relegated the family car to the 
street outside. Converted by 
Darren's dad, half of the garage is 
now given over to an unnervingly 
tidy and sweet-smelling recording 
complex,Jhe other half is home to 
Darren'sspanking new gym. When he's 
not cutting radical mixes on the Mackie 
desk, he's building his pecs on the 
impressive array of muscle machines which 
sit not two ya rds away from h is eq ua I ly 
impressive array of music machines. And 
all this not 10 feet from the garden pond. 
"This is ideal at the moment," declares 
Darren. "I can make some good tracks in 
here. I wanttogetsome newgearsoon, 
but you have to watch out. It's too easy 
to be a trainspotter and get everything 
when it first comes on the market." 

The same could be said of amassing 
analoguegear. Darren has a few bits,' 



words Mark Roland pictures Raise-A-Head 


DARREN EMERSON’S KiT LIST 

1 ROLAND JUN0 106 - Roland's much sought-after acid/ambient/whatever- 
you-like machine 

2 ROLAND JUPITER 8 - Roland's equally sought-after analogue behemoth 

3 ROLAND TB 303 - Erm, Roland's sought-after acid/hip hop bassline choccy box 

4 ROLAND D 10 - Roland's not sought-after ropey digital synth 

5 WALDORF MICROWAVE - Great sounding synth which also cooks the dinner 

6 NOVATION BASS STATION - The bass machine of the Nineties 

7 ROLAND MC202 MICRO COMPOSER - One of the earliestsequencers 

8 ALESISMMT8 - Another old sequencer 

9 CASIO FZ-1 - A classic early sampler, still used in bedrooms throughout the land 

10 AKAI S 1000 - Another great sampler 

1 1 AKAI S 3200 - An even better sampler 

12 OYNATEK OPTICAL DRIVE - 230 MB of sample data per disk 

13 EMU VINTAGE KEVS - Tons of Hammonds, pianos and old synths in abox 

1 4 ROLAND TR 909 - A drum machine which can fetch anything up to agrand and 
is worth every single penny 

15 ROLAND JO 000 - The now discontinued digital-with-analogue-feel flight deck 
1 8 YAMAHA ANALOGUE DELAY E 1 01 0 - An ageing delay unit 

17 ZOOM 9001 - A cheap FX processor 

18 BOSS SE 70 SUPER FX PROCESSOR - A more expensive processor 

19 JBL MONITORS - Very loud speakers 

20 POWER MAC 71 00/66 COMPUTER - A brand-new but already obsolete computer 
21 TASCAM DA 30 MARK II DAT - A well cool DAT machine 

22 MACKIE 32-8 MIXER - A 32-channel mixing desk 


'This is the way a lot of the Americans use them. I'll 
programme a load of four-bar patterns into it and, 
when Underworld play live, we can choose when to 
step between them. It’s very full-on, you know?" 

Next, Darren whips through a quick example of 
programming. He builds up the rhythm in precisely the 
way which the 909 makes so easy. No wonder it's one of 
the most sought-after machines in second-hand land. 

"My nan could do this," he says. 

What she would make of the Power Mac 7 100/66 
computer which controls the whole caboodle is another 
matter. Especially since it displays an entertaining 
glitch: the metronome is actually out of time. 

“It must be some sort of software conflict," says 
Darren. “It drives me fucking potty." 

Just like anyone with a studio, be it in their garage, their 
bedroom or a fully air-conditioned, purpose-built 
complex with one of those deep black leather sofas, 
Darren isalways scouting around for new kit. 

At the moment, he is planning on upgrading the 
outboard. He also has his beady eyes on a Nord Lead 
synthesiser, similar to Rick Smith's. 

"Rick has a really nice Nord Lead, but I'm going to wait 
until it comes down in price,” says Darren. 'T also want 
to see the new Raven synthesiser which Quasimidi are 
apparently about to bring out. ft'ssupposed to have 
better editing facilitiesand more outputs. As for the 
outboard, I basically need more compressors and delays. 


After that, I'll begetting into hard-disk recording. I 
want to do that quite soon." 

Another potential purchase isa Kurzweil K2000 
synthesiser/sampler. 

"It's pretty special," he enthuses. "The guy in the music 
shop hasonly shown methesoundsinthesynth part. 
With sampling, it's a bit weird, you get completely into 
one way of doing it, like with the Akais, and you're 
reluctant to change." 

However, one change which he has recently made is 
ditching Cubase in favour of the all-singing, all- 
dancing, all-colour Logic. 

"It was hard at first," he confesses, "But I couldn't go 
back to Cubase now. This is brilliant." 

To prove the point, Darren runs through some of 
Logic's niftier features. With an Opcode midi box taking 
care of the insand outs of the machine, he can route the 
keyboard of hisJD 800 to control any of the other 
synths, samplers and drum machines in the studio. 

A click on the Mac screen and he's making the Novation 
Bass Station burble from the JD 800. Another click and 
Logic starts arpeggiating the sequence, while Darren 
sweeps the resonance. 

It's all recorded by Logic, each glitch and teeth-grating 
filter opening played back faithfully. While the rest of 
us stagger about, desperately trying to plug midi cables 
into inaccessible holes, cursing technology for making 
life so damned difficult, Darren leans back in his chair 
and casually moves a mouse around. 


"It took a fuck of a lot of setting up, though," he admits. 

Good. For a group like Underworld, though, thisset- 
up is absolutely essential. Rick Smith also uses Logic so 
he and Darren can work separately and then swap disks, 
gradually building up ideas between them until they 
hone a finished product. 

"Now I've got this and I know how to use it, I feel far 
more a part of the writing process," notes Darren. "And 
that's what I've always wanted." 

Talking about Underworld, is there any news on the 
follow-up to "Dubnobass. . ."? 

"It should be out early next year, but it'll probably get 
putback. Thesethingsalwaysdo." 

In the meantime, there's Darren Emerson's "Muzik 
Masters" mix tape. Like his work with Underworld and 
his various remix projects, itshowsusjustwhata 
technically savvy DJ can achieve. 

Darren is using 
his razor-sharp 
dancefloor instincts 
to create some of 
the best music 
around and there's 
nobody between 
him and the 
machines to get 
his ideas wrong. 

Hang this DJ at 
your peril. 



MUZIK 115 





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FELIX DA HOUSECAT 

The “ Music's hypnotising f vocal from 
Felix Da Housecaf s remix of Diana 
Ross’ ‘Take Me Higher” 

IS this the most sampled vocal in the history 
of dance music? Everyone has a track 
somewhere in their collection with this one on 
it. “Temperature Rising" by PKAon Stress. 
“It’s Paradise" by Junior Vasquez' Ellis D 
project from his “Free Your Mind” album. Josh 
Wink’s “I Am Ready" as Size 9. A recent 
jungle cut on Moving Shadow, the title of 
which temporarily escapes us, and about a 
million dodgy fly-by-night house tunes every 
year. The original vocal is from Raw Silk’s “Do 
It To The Music", which first appeared on the 
West End imprint. But with original copies of 
that record now inevitably commanding huge 
sums of money, most people are heading for 
bootlegs to snatch the sample. The second 
volume of “Accapellas Anonymous” is 
perhaps the most easily available. 

Interestingly enough, the same bootleg also 
boasts the 7 am ready "vocal snippet Wink 
used on the track of the same title. 


A user’s guide to the latest kit on 
the market 


TRICKS 
OF THE 
TRADE 


Jim Masters (Ministry Of Sound) 


1 ^yri2 ur Slazenger tennis fells from your 
local sjrorts emporium and a pair of scissors. 
The bottle ofvodka'is, of course, .optional. 


,2. Cut your bal n d place them 

around the sides of the turntabje. 


BPPfb rock.tfie'+louse and 
■jBperor any sloppy mixes 
iKri'eta, hi-tech turntables. 


EVERY would-be 
champion of the 
turntables aspires 
to appear at Ministry 
Of Sound. DJs 
worldwide dream of 
playing the famous 
London club. Until 
they get there and 
discover the decks 
bounce up and 
down likebungy- 
jumping rabbits. 
While spinners 
such as Darren 
Emerson ride the 
Ministry set-up like 
a rocking horse, 
others find it too 
much. Portugal’s 
DJ Vibe and Italy’s 
Francesco Farfa, for 
example. When the 
latter made his 
second appearance 
attheclub.he 
brought along a set 
of soft tennis balls to 
help him get round 
the problem. 

So here, to ease 
the mind of every 
up-and-coming jock, 
The Ministry’s Jim 
Masters shows 
us how to use your 
balls to their very 
best advantage... 


■ IN a bid to attract Arnold 
Schwarzenegger fans to the joys of 
splicing together tunes with a couple of 
decks, KAM have introduced a new mixer 
called the Commando. The unique 
camouflage markings could be said to 
give the machine a jungle feel. Yes, you 
can now mix in deepest Borneo and tigers 
won’t attempt to eat your mixer because 
they can’t see it! Nifty, huh? 

Based on Karri's ubiquitous Made2Fade 
GM25 range, the Commando is the first in 
anew range of limited-edition collector's 
models. Kam are hoping the machine will 
appeal to the fashion-conscious DJ who 
needs a rugged and reliable mixer, but 
also wants to be able smirk at the jealous 
glances of their less stylishly equipped 
rivals. The mixer itself is something of an 
entry-level industry standard, measuring 
around eight inches square with a 
straightforward approach, making it easy 
to get to grips with. There are two phono 
inputs, two line inputs, a removable cross- 
fader, split-cue headphone output and 
twin stereo outputs. And the “on" button 
has “activate” written next to it. Well cool. 
With no pricey add-ons like beat counters 
and sampling facilities, the KAM 
Commando retails ata mere £89.95. 

For more information contact Lamba PLC 
on 01 727-840-527. 




WINAROLAND 
SAMPLER 

1 HOSE wonderful people 
at SABRE I ItS have just 
brought outa new 
compilation album 
introducing no less than five ' 
fearsome new signings. 

Alongside the banging 
bangers of Turbulent Force, 

Point Alpha, THD, Pod and 
Psyche, there is the added 
bonus of Hearing Andrew 
Weatherall's Lords Of Afford 
project And in a pastiche of 
the punk rock epithet, 

"Here'sa chord, here’s 
another, now form a band", 

Sabrettes have given the 
record the neatly updated 
title, "101 +303 + BOB = 

Now Form A Band". 

If you're still in the dark, 
the three pictures of classic 
Roland analogue gear 
featured on the densely- 
designed cover is a giveaway. 

There’s the SH 1 01, an early 
mono synth which came in three different colours and could be 
strapped around your shouldersand played likea guitar. TheTB303, 
the machine which fuels the low-end of most acid’ records, needs no 
introduction, while theTR808 was immortalised by Ice Cube in "Boyz 
N The Hood”, when he admires the booming kick drum blasting from 
apassingcar. "Shiiiiitrhe cries. "Listen to thut BOB kick..." 

Roland were so enamoured by this homage to their former glories, 
they have hooked up with Sabrettes to offer ONE Muzik reader the 
not-to-be-missed chance to win a fantastic ROLAND NISI 
DIGITAL SAMPLER. Retailing at around C450, the MSI has 
been designed as the easy-to-use DJsampler and can hold up to 1 6 
samples, or 32 if you add the memory cards. It will give you 27 
seconds of sampling time at 32 Khz, or 54 seconds at 22 Khz. For 
those special moments, it will also sample at 44Khz. 


Bash a pad and it will play a sample, bash another and it’ll play the 
next, With Midi, you candumpthesampleson an external hard drive 
and any upgrade can be achieved via a simple disk. What’s more, 
weighing in at only one pound and seven measly ounces, the MSI 
will slip into your record box without any worries. 

Just answer this little brain-teaser: 

As well as “Now Form A Band", what does 101+303 + 808 equal? 

a) 1,212 

b) 1,313 

c) 1,414 

Send your answers on a postcard marked “Sabrettes/Roland 
Competition" to EQ, Muzik, 25th Floor, King's Reach Tower, Stamford 
Street, London SE1 9LS, to arrive no later than Friday, December 8. 
The editor's decision is final. 


116 MUZIK 









GIMME SOME SOUL 

AS a recent convert to the SOUL 
II SOUL sound, I’m writing to 
ask whether you can print a 
complete discography of the 
band. Please? Pretty please? 
MICHEALA DALE Z, Birmingham 
ONE Soul II Soul discography 
coming right up. .. 

SINGLES 

“Fairplay” ( Ten Records seven / 
12-inch, TEN/TENX 228, released 
May 1988) 

“Feel Free” ( Ten seven/1 2-inch/CD/ 
12-inch remix, TEN/X/CD/R 239, 
September 1988) 

“Keep On Movin’" (Ten seven/ 

1 2-inch/CD / 1 2-inch remix/CD 
remix, TEN/X/CD/R/RD 263, 

February 1 989) 

“BackTo Life” (Ten seven/1 2- 
inch/CD/MC/1 2-inch remix, 
TEN/X/CD/C/R26S, May 1989. 

Also issued as a special seven-inch 
pack, TENW265) 

“Get A Life” (Ten seven/1 2- 
inch/CD/MC/ 12-inch remix, 
TEN/X/CD/C/R 284, November 

1989. Also issued as a seven-inch 
picture disc, TENP284) 

“A Dream’s A Dream” (Ten seven/1 2- 
inch/CD/MC, TEN/X/CD/C 300, June 

1 990. Also issued as a special seven- 
inch pack, TENB 300) 

“Missing You” (Ten seven/1 2-inch/ 
CD/MC/1 2-inch remix, TEN/ 
X/CD/C/R345, November 1990) 
“Joy” (Ten seven/1 2- 
inch/CD/MC/1 2-inch remix, 
TEN/X/CD/C/R 350, March 1992) 
“Move Me No Mountain" (Ten 
seven/1 2-inch/CD/MC/l 2-inch 
remix, TEN/X/CD/C/R 400, June 
1992) 

“Just Right” (Ten seven/ 1 2-inch / 
CD/MC/1 2-inch remix, TEN/ 
X/CD/C/R410, August 1992) 

“Wish” (Virgin 12-inch/CD/MC, VST/ 
VSCDE/VSC 1480, October 1993) 
“Love Enuff” (Virgin 12-inch/CD/ 
MC/remix 12-inch, VST/CDE/C/X 
1527, July 1995) 

“I Care (Soul II Soul)” (Virgin 12- 
inch/CD/MC, VST/CDE/C 156012 , 
October, 1995) 

ALBUMS 

“Club Classics Volume One” 

(Ten LP/CD/MC, DIX/DIXCD/CDIX 
82, March 1989) 


“Volume Two: 1990, A New Decade” 

(Ten LP/CD/MC, DIX/DIXCD/CDIX 
90, May 1990. Also issuedas a Virgin 
MC, OVEDC395) 

“Just Right (Volume Three)” (Ten 
LP/CD/MC, DIX/DIXCD/CDIX 100, 
April 1992. Also issedas a mini-disc, 
DIXMD100) 

“Soul II Soul Volume Four: 

The Classic Singles, 1 988-93” 

(Virgin LP/CD/MC, V/CDV/TCV 
2724, November 1993) 

“Volume Five: Believe” 

(Virgin LP/CD/MC, V/CDV/TCV 
2739, July 1995) 

MAY THE FORCE BE 
WITH YOU 

COULD you give me some 
information about an artist 
called MYSTIC FORCE, 

whose “Clearlight” is one of 
my favourite tracks on Colin 
Dale’s “Outer Limits Volume 1 ” 
compilation? What else has 
Mystic Force recorded? 

COLIN PARSWELL, London 
THE man behind Mystic Force is 
an Australian artist called Russell 
Hancorne. A classically-trained 
cello player, as well as being 
proficient on bass guitar and 
keyboards, he signed to the 
Australian Psy-Harmonics label in 
1 993, making his debut with an EP 
entitled “Everglade”. The record 
subsequently came to the attention 
of Mark Reeder at MFS, the German 
trance label, who immediately 
licensed it for Europe ( 12-inch/CD, 
MFS/CD 053). The MFS version 
differs from the original release in 
that one of the tracks, “Endiamo", 
was replaced by an Effective Force 
remix of the title track of the EP. 
“Everglade" was followed by 
another EP, “Psychic Harmony” 
(12-inch/CD, MFS/CD 060), the 
tracks including “Endiamo”, 
“Clearlight" and a cut called “Mystic 
Force”. But although “Clearlight" is 
listed on the sleeve of Colin Dale’s 
“Outer Limits Volume 1” (Kickin’ 
LP/CD, KICK/CD 1 0), the track 
in question is actually “Mystic 
Force". Theerrorwasduetoa 
misunderstanding by Kickin’ as 
to which track they wanted to 
license. In addition to the two EPs, 
there is also a Mystic Force album, 
“Frontier" (LP/CD, MFS 
9069/CD). The initial pressing of 
this came with a limited-edition six- 
track bonus CD. 

Russell Hancorne has also 
recorded an Australian single 
entitled “Progress" (Azwan 
Transmissions CD, AZWAN 01 2) 
underthe guise of Dimension and, 
right now, he's in the process of 
putting the finishing touches to 
another Mystic Force EP and a 
second album. Both are scheduled 
for release early next year. A tour of 
Europe and the UK is promised 
around the same time. 

Although all of Hancorne's MFS 
work is theoretically available in 
this country, recent distribution 
problems could mean they are hard 
to track down. In case of difficulties, 
write to MFS at Leuschnerdamm 
1 9, Berlin 1 0999, Germany. 


p* y 




FRANKIE BONES selects his all-time favourite tracks 


Frankie Bones 


A HOMEBOY, A HIPPIE & A FUNKI DREAD - "Total Confusion" (Tam Tam 12-inch) 

This record had a powerful impact when I played il on the very early Brooklyn 
warehouse scene. It became an anthem and the scene went from a handful of 
people to several thousand in less than a year. Casper Pound, the Hippie part 
of the band, said they had got the idea from listening to my early breakbeats, 
which made me feel very honoured. The memories of this will last forever, and 
that's rare in our ever-changing scene. 

THE MOVER - "Frontal Sickness" (Planet Core Productions, Germany) 

I sometimes wonder what ticks in this guy's head. We all have our favourite 
DJs, producers and labels, and it wasonly recently I realised The Mover and the 
PCP crew have had the most impact on me musically. In the US, we sell more 
Detroit than German records, but in terms of brain damage caused by 
electronic impulses, "Frontal Sickness" wins hands down. Cold and dark 
techno digging deep into the mind. 

EURVTH M I CS - "Sweet Dreams (Angel Remix)" (RCA 1 2-inch) 

This early Dave Angel remix was incredible, 1 1 was stripped right down to a 
raw groove and people always asked me what it was when I played it. I can’t 
believe RCA released it, because I thought it was too underground for its time. 
And it was one mix to one side of a record, not a “Winkin' At Sasha's Plaslik 
Chemical Mix" on a Li'l-Negro quadruple 1 2-inch set, which I think remixing 
has become. 

MARATHON - “Movin’ (Youth’s Mix)” (Ten 1 2-inch) 

Youth did the original mix and it was outstanding, fusing rock chants from 
The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy For The Devil", fat breaks from Run DMC's 
"Peter Piper" and lyrics based on "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" by 
Cuba Gooding. It had such a big influence on the New York underground 
that even the bootleg king, Alan Shivik, made some pressings of it. And I got 
blamed! I did try to record it for “Bonebreaks 3", bull soon realised some 
tracksare better left alone. The official remixes proved that. They were 
horrible. Every single one of them. 

RHVTHIM IS RHYTHIM - “Nude Photo” (Transmat 12-inch, USA) 

It wasn't until an open-air all-nighter some two years after "Nude Photo" 
came out that I felt the intensity of what was going on in Derrick May’s mind 
here. It's true what Joey Beltram said, "No drug makes bad music good", but 
what if you combine good drugs and good music? Only six hours after this 
experience I wrote "Let ItTake Control”. 

THE MOODY BOYZ - “Zulu, So Funky" (Citybeat 12-inch) 

Tony Thorpe changed my life with this one. It was the purest electro track of 
its time, but it never really received the recognition i t deserved. This was one 
of the first British tracks to fuse freestyle wi th 303 tweaks and I felt it was 
better than anything I ever heard from the States. A definite classic. 

B ED PLAN ET - “Volumes 1 -5" (U R 1 2-inch series, USA) 

Being from the old school, I think it's important to have substance outside 
the music you create. Mad Mike has that. He looks out for his people and 
will turn down big-time record deals if they don't seem to meet his agenda. 

He is as pure as Detroit itself. I respect him for staying in what is often called 
a ghost town and my respect goes even deeper for the five volumes of "Red 
Planet". No rules, no games, just a realness which is more important Ilian 
banging on 303s and 909s. 

Frankie Bones runs Sonic Groove Records in New York. His next 
projects are with ESP and Dance Opera, plus Analog and Drop 
Bass in America 


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BLACK GRAPE Dates are as fallows: 
London Brixton Academy (December 
15), Newport Centre (18), 
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (19), 
Manchester Apollo (21), Livingston 
Forum (22) 

THE PRODIGY and THE CHEMICAL 
BROTHERS London Brixton Academy 
(December 22). Credit card hotline: 
0171-287-0932 

NO ONE'S DRIVING TOUR Featuring 
Dave Clarke, Justin Robertson, Jon 
Carter, Richard Fearless and Death 
In Las Vegas. Dates are as follows: 
Newcastle University (November 9), 
Bath University (13) and Manchester 
Sankey’s Soap (24). A limited-edition 
12-inch featuring tracks by each of 
the artists is available only the tour 
MEGADOG, SABRETTES and 
EMISSIONS TOUR Featuring Andrew 
Weatherall, CJ Bolland, The Drum Club, 
Carl Cox, David Holmes, Children Of 
The Bong, Blue, Michael Dog and 
Being. Dates are as follows: London 
Galtimore (November 7), Brighton Corn 
Exchange (8), Reading University (9), 
Nottingham Marcus Garvey Centre 
(10), Leeds University (11), Glasgow 
Arches (12), Newcastle Northumbria 
University (1 5), Leicester University 
(1 6), Milton Keynes Sanctuary (17), 


Exeter University (21), Cardiff 
University (22), Bristol Trinity Centre 
(23), Cambridge Junction (24) and 
Birmingham Due Club (25) 

INCOGNITO Dates are as follows: 
Portsmouth Guildhall (November 8), 
Manchester Apollo (10), Cambridge 
Corn Exchange (11) and London 
Shepherd's Bush Empire (1 2 & 13) 
AUTECHRE Dates are as follows: 

Stoke Wheatsheaf (November 8), 
Cardiff Ifor Bach (9), Cambridge Boat 
Race (12), Ipswich Lion’s Den (13), 
Ramsgate Cobblers (14), Southampton 
Joiner’s Arms (15), Brighton Joint (16), 
Harlow Square (17), London Camden 
Dublin Castle (18) 

THESHAMEN London Forum 
(November 10). Credit card hotline: 
0171-287-0932 

DREADZONE, ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION 
and BUCK STAR LINER Dates are as 
follows: Exeter University (November 
1 5), Portsmouth University (1 8), Bristol 
Trinity Centre (17), Brighton Centre 
East Wing (18), Cambridge Junction 
(21), Hull Tower Ballroom (22), 
Newcastle Riverside (23), Leeds 
University (25), Wolverhampton 
Wulfrun Hall (29), Norwich Waterfront 
(30), Nottingham Trent University 
(December 1) and Liverpool Lomax (2) 



BATH: DIG THE NEW BREED Moles 
Club, George St 0378-355-426. Gerard, 
Tim and Nathan spin everything 
from jazz to funkto house to jungle. 
BRIGHTON: SHAKE YOUR WIG 
The Jazz Place, 10 Ship St 01273-328- 
439. 1 0-2am. £3/£2. Robert Luis. . . 
Micky Finn guests at LEGEND OF 
DARK BLACK (The Zap, Old Ship Beach. 
01 273-821 -588. 1 0-2am. £4/£5). 
LONDON: THE LOFT HQ, West Yard, 
NW1 . 0181-813-5266. 9.30-3am. £5. Paul 
“Ti rouble" Anderson, whose 
birthday here attracted the finest 
faces from the garage world. . . 

Jon Pleased Wimmin and Paul 
Woods continue to make 
PLEASED (Velvet Underground, 1 43 
Charing Cross Rd, W1. 0171-439-4655. 

1 0.30-3am. £5) one of the finest 
nights in the country. . . Atom M 
spins at SPACE (Bar Rhumba, 36 
Shaftesbury Av, W1.0171 -287-271 5. 
10-3am. £5/£3j with Luke Solomon 
and Kenny Hawkes, following an 
invigorating display from The 
Stickmen. .. Doctor Al guests at 
GIVE IT A SUCK! ! (GC2, 1 96 Piccadilly, 
W1 . 0973-3281 52. 1 0-3am. £4/£3) with 
residents Jon Nelson and Richard 
Taylor... Frankie D and Alex 
Hazzard are at TECHNOSIS (Gossip, 
69 Dean St, Seho, W1. 9.30-3.30am. 
£4/£6). . . Nick Dare hosts 
OVERSEXED (The Gardening Club, The 
Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2. 0171 -497- 
3153. 1D-3AM.£5/£4). 


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BATH: GORGEOUS Huh Club. 0225- 
425-376. 9-2am. £5. Gordon Kaye, 


Robin & Mark from Stardust and 
Gerard from Dig The New Breed. 

CORK: FUDGE Sir Henry's, Grand 
Parade. 021-274-391. 10.30-2am. £5. 
Greg Cuocofrom Aquabooty 
spins house and garage. 
DUBLIN: LIVIN' LARGE Temple Of 
Sound, Ormond Quay. 00-3531-872-1811. 

10.30- late. £5/£3. Mark Dixon and 
Stephen Mulhall . . . Casper 
from Shaft is at LOVE (Columbia Mills, 
Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. 1 Mate. £5). 
LONDON: SOLO Velvet Underground, 
143 Charing Cross Rd, W1. 01 71 -439- 
4655. 10-3am. £6. Mark Picchioti 
from The Absolute performs a 
five-hour set at this 
groundbreaking London night. 
Five hours is just not long enough, 
but it will certainly do. Muzik 
Magazine is sponsoring tonight in 
favour of such a positive club 
night... Fabio at SPEED (Mars, 

1 2 Sutton Raw, W1 . 61 71 -439-4655. 

1 6-3.3Dam. £5) with LTJ Bukem and 
Kemistry & Storm, continues host 
the most influential club in the 
capital in 1 995. Long may it last. . . 
Tall Paul visits ANIMAL HOUSE 
(Gardening Club, 4 The Piazza, WC2. 

81 71 -497-31 53. 1 D-3am. £5/£4) with 
resident Steve Lee. . . Jon from 
Danceteria in Manchester is at 
DEVIL MAY CARE! (Villa Stefano, 226 
High Holborn, WC1 V. £6). . . Stay Up 
Forever host MEGATRIPOLIS 
(Heaven, The Arches, Villiers St WC2. 
8181-968-8638. 8.36-3.38am. £7) with 
Liberator's full crew. 
MANCHESTER: DOMINA The 
5th Man, 1 1 -1 3 Whitworth St. 01 61 - 
236-5951. 16-3am. £5. Derrick 
Carter, Matt Thompson and 
Pete Robinson. . . Billy Nasty 
and Uncle Al spin at CHECKPOINT 
CHARLIE (HerbalTea Party. 6171-486- 
1877) with The Woodshed 
performing live. . . Alf & Dale are at 
PANDEMONIUM (Holy City Zoo, York St, 
All Saints Park. 81 61-273-7467. £4/£3). 
NOTTINGHAM: ASK YER DAD 
Deluxe, 22 St James Street 8115-955- 

61 56. 9.30- 2.3Dam. £3. The mighty 
Sasha guests with lanTatham 


and Dave Congreave. . . Benji 
Candelario from New York visits 

THE GARAGE (The House, 169 
Huntington St 6115-956-5327. 18- 
2am. £3) along with Jon Of The 
Wicked Bitches, Matt Wolfe 
and Dave Grantham. 

READING: CHECKPOINT CHARLIE 
After Dark, 112 London St 0171-486- 
1 877. 9-2am. £6. Justin Robertson, 
Richard Ford, Stripe and Pierre. 
SHEFFIELD: TURBULENCE Cuba, 
Rockingham St 911 4-266-8922. 9.30- 
2am. £4/£3.56. Nigel Walker, DJ 
Oracle and Dan STony play 
acid, techno and trance. 
SOUTHAMPTON: SQUEEZE 
Jolly's Club, Chapel St £5. John 
Cawtouris, John Boswell, J.R 
Woodward, Hywell and DJ 
Storm. 

STOKE: UP YER RONSDN 
SOUNDTRACK TOUR Staffordshire 
University. 61 1 3-244- 5521 . With 
Graeme Park, Brandon Block 
and Tom Wainwright. 


Friday November 10 


ARBROATH: THE RHUMBA CLUB 

Club Metro, Queens Drive. 81382-581- 
146.8-2.36am. £13.58. The Stress 
World T our heads north to this 
massive venue with Gordon 
Kaye, Tom & Jerry Bouthier, Dave 
Seaman and Zammo. 
BASINGSTOKE: DANCE EASY 
Caribbean Club. 81256-466-385. 9-3am. 
£6. Graham Gold, Jack & Daniels, 
Matty D and Mulsay. 
BIRMINGHAM: SLAG Steering 
Wheel, Wrottesley St 8121 -622-3385. 
1D-2am.£5. Owen Owens and 
local Birmingham spinners. . . 

Phil Gifford hosts CRDNCH (The 
Venue, Branstan SL 8121-472-4581. 
1D.3D-6am), where Al Mackenzie 
was recently ejected by doormen 
for complaining at the lack of 
water in the club. 
BOURNEMOUTH: DANCE 35 
G Spat Night Club. 01 202-290-424. 3-3am. 
£18. Kenny Ken, Micky Finn, 
Dream, Orbit, MCs GQ & DRS 
with Nookie live. . . Jon Pleased 
Wimmin and Richard Ford are 
at CHECKPOINT CHARLIE (Shnwbar. 
0171-486-1877)withalivePAfrom 
The Woodshed. 

BRIGHTON: RED Zap, Old Ship 
Beach. 01 273-B21 -588. 1 0-5am. £7.50. 
Lisa Loud and Eric Powell 
Derrick Carter guests at CLDB 
FOOT (Escape, 1 0 Marine Parade. 01273- 
B06-90G. 1 0-Gam. £tbc) with Kenny 
Fabulous and Mr Monroe. . . The 
Revolutionary Dub Warriors play 
live at THE MELLOW DUBMARINE 
(The Concorde. 01273-608-460. 10-2am. 
£4/£3) with the Positive DJs. 
BRISTOL: TEMPTATION Lakota, 8 
Upper York St 01 17-942-6208. 9.30-Bam. 
Ian Pooley (1 0-1 2am), Fabio 
Paras, Jody, Ian Wilkie and 
Leon Alexander. 

CHESTER: SWEET Blimpers, 

City Rd. 01 244-343-781 . 9.30-2am. 
£6/£5members. Greg Fenton joins 
Phil Cooper and Russ K Klass. . . 
Stu Allan, Dave Graham, Matt 
Bell, Chris Lyons and Mark Reid 
Ford are at PASSION (Northgate 
Arena. 01 224-380-444. 9-2am. £9). 
COVENTRY: CRAZY DAISY’S 
Magic Roundabout, A45 at StreHon-On- 
Dunsmore. 01203-545-604. 9-2am. £5. 
Mark Jarman, Jules and Jay-G. 
DERBY: THE FRIDAY CLDB Blue 
Note, 1 4a Sadler Gate. 01332-295-1 55. 
10-2.30am.£6f£5. Residents night 
with Timm and Laurie. 

DUBLIN: TEMPLE OF SODND 
Ormond Quay. 00-3531 -872-1 811. 

1 0.30-late. £6/£5. Johnny Moy 
and Billy Scurry. 

EDINBURGH: PORE Venue, 1 7-21 
Calton St 0131-200-3662. 10.30-3am. £7. 
Twitch, Brainstorm, The Dribbler 
and The Bill. Watch out for a 


possible live performance from 
Jeroen Verheij (aka Secret 
Cinema) in the coming months. 

GLASGOW: PHAR-OUT Art 

School, 1 68 Renfrew St 81 41 -332-0691 . 

1 0-2.30am. £2.50. Mike Cawley. . . 
Miekle and McMillan reside at 
SLAM (Arches, 22 Midland St 0141-221- 
8385. 1 1 -3am. £6). . . Michael Kilkie, 
Duncan Reid, Scott Mackay and 
Simon Foy play at THE ARK (The 
Tunnel, Mitchell St 01 41 -204-1 000 . 1 0 - 
3am. £7). . . Gareth Sommerville 
and Stuart McKrosskin continue 
at THE YARD (Sub Club, 22 Jamaica St 
0141-248-4600. 10-3am). 
HEREFORD: NADGHTY BUT NICE 
The Rooms, Bridge St 01432-267-378. 
10-2am. £6. Billy Nasty, Price and 
Broughton. . . Catty guests at 
FETISH (The Venue, 1 0 West St. 01 432- 
302-724.9-2am. £5) with Ross Hood 
and Danny Ralph. 

HULL: DEJA VU Roam, 02-86 George 
St 01 482-323-154. 9-3.30am. £8. John 
Lancaster, Terry, Marianne and 
Richie plus guest. 

KENT: ESSENCE The Old Barn, Stocks 
Green Rd, Hildenborough. 61732-034-444. 
9-2am.£6. Fallatio, Steve Stomp 
and Errol D. 

LEEDS: UP YER RONSON Pleasure 
Rooms, Marrion St 01 1 32-449-474. 1 0- 
4am. £10/£8. The Ibiza Reunion with 
Brandon Block, Alex P, Marshall, 
Steve Lee, Craig Campbell, Marc 
Auerbach and a special PA. . . 
EASE and Waxlyrical are at the 
HEADZ CLUB (Mex, 2a Call Lane. 0113- 
242-8522. 9.30-2.30am.£5/£4). 
LIVERPOOL: CHECKPOINT 
CHARLIE Martli Gras. 01 71 -465-1 077. 
Rad Rice, Pierre and Stripe. 
LONDON: OPEN ALL HOURS 
Ministry Of Sound, 1 03 Gaunt St, SE1 . 
0171-378-6528. 10.30-7am. £12. Ian 
Pooley (2.30am-4.30am) and Jim 
Masters. . . DJ Funk and DJ Deon 
from Chicago spin exclusive 
material from DAT at CONTROL 
(Gardening Club 2, 1 90 Piccadilly, W1 . 
0882-768-301. 18-6am. £10) with 
Control resident NickTaylor. . . 
i The Advent play live in the 
i Cosmic Cave with Gayle San and 
I Jon Cooke at FINAL FRONTIER (Club 
I UK, Buckhold Rd, SW1 8. 01 81 -877-01 1 0 . 
j 1 0-Bam. £1 1/£9) while DJ Dag 


performs an eight-hour set in the 
Tribal T emple. The Spot-On 
Sound System take over the 
Shangri-La. . . Evolution, 
Zevedee, Jez T urner and The 
Tribal Energy Posse are at CLUB 
ALIEN (Return To The Recket, Holloway 
Rd. 0171-424-0345. 

£10).Nancy Noise, Darren Stokes 
and Danny Keith are at THE 
GALLERY (Turnmills, 03 Clerkenwell Rd, 
El. 0171-250-3409. 10-7.30am. £10) with 
Jamie Bromfield and DJ Eazee. . . 
Frankie D and Alex Hazzard host 
EUROBEAT 2000 (ECt, 29-35 
Farringdon fld. EC1. 0171-242-1571.10- 
5am. £10/£6) with guests. .. Seb 
Fontaine, Luke Neville, Paul Gotel 
and Ross Travill host a special 
Debbie Does Dallas night at 
GLITTERATI (Cross, Goods Vd, N1.0171- 
837-0828. 1 0.30-6am. £12)... Blu 
Peter, Mrs Woods, Princess Julia, 
Steve Young and Steven React 
are at GARAGE (Heaven, Villiers St, 

WC2. 01 71 -839-521 0. 1 0-3am. £8). . . 
Mark Moore joins Nicky Holloway 
at THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (Velvet 
Underground, 143 Charing Cross Rd, WC2. 
01 71 -734-4687. 1 0.3B-4am. £10)... 

Keith Dodge and Abby reside at 
JAZBAH (The Square Room, Leicester Sq, 
WQ2. 0171-738-6527. 10-3am. £5). . . 
Nancy Noise, Lee Rogers, Lee 
Gardener, Mark Tavener, Louis 
Mears and Mad-Em are at SHAVE 
YER HAMSTER (Dorringtons, 338 Tunnel 
Avenue, Greenwich, SE1D. £1 0). . . Phil 
Asher, Paul “Trouble" Anderson, 
Hilka and Sanjay are at HANKY 
PANKY (SW 1 Club, 191 Victoria SI. SW1. 
8171-734-4152. 10.30-6am. £18) with 
Roy The Roach. . . Pete Bones, 
Colin Bicknell, Rob Blake and 
Spencer Broughton get SLINKY 
(Legends, 29 Gld Burlington St, W1.8171- 
437-9933. 1 0-6am. £7/£5). . . Graham 
Gold, Dave Lambert, Darren 
Pearce and Craig Dimech play 
tuff uplifting house in the main 
room at PEACH (Leisure Lounge, 121 
Holborn, EC1. 0171-582-9800. 10-6am. 

£1 0/£7). . . Dodge, Alex Baby, Femi 
Fern and Sam B spin at ROTATION 
(Subterania, Acklam Rd, W10. 0181-747- 
9145. 10.30-3.30. £8). 

LUTON: JOY The Zone, Gordon SL 
01582-458750. 9.30-3am. £3. Elliot 



1 28 MUXIK 







Eastwick, Hutchie, Jeff Keeman 
and Martin Deacon. 

MANCHESTER: BUGGED OUT 

Sankeys Soap, Jersey St, Ancoats. 01 61 - 
237-31 28. 1 0-3am. £6. Bugged Out 
celebrate their first birthday with 
Carl Cox and James Holroyd. . . 
The Cream Foundation Tour visits 
SHINE (Hacienda, 11-13 Whitworth St 
01 61 -236-5051 . 1 0-3am. £6) with 
Judge Jules, John Kelly, Norman 
Jay and Paul Bleasedale Si. . . 

Nev Johnson and Griff reside 
at HOLY CITY ZOO (York St, All Saints 
Park. 01 61 -273-7467. £5). 
MANSFIELD: RIPE The Yard, 61 
West Gate. 01 623-222-30. 8-2am. £6. 
Jeremy Healy, Al Mackenzie, Nick 
Rogers and Duncan Betts. 
MIDDLESBOROUGH: SUGAR 
SHACK Empire, Corporation Rd. 01 642- 
253-553. £8. DJ Vibe, Marc 
Picchiotti, Richard Breeden and 
Suzanne Palmer from The 
Absolute performing a live PA. 
NEWCASTLE: NICE Planet Earth, 
Low Friars St 0191-232-5255. 9.30-2am. 
£6/£5. Skev and Hans host an AT8 
night playing five hours of classic 
retro house. 

NOTTINGHAM: CAFE LATINO The 

House, 169 Huntington St 0115-956-5324. 
10-late. Monsters At Work! Honest. 
PRESTON: CHEEKY MONKEY 21 
Cannon St. 01 772-257-041 . 1 0-2am. £4. 
Dominic North spins along with 
Jamie and Jon Roland. 
REAPING: THE FULL MONTY Holy 
Rumes,11 Castle St 0831-313-322. 9- 
4am. £8. Darren Pleased Wimmin, 
Bobbi & Steve, Jaye MacKenzie, 
Tony Belamy and Timmy John. 
ROMFORD: MALARKY Hollywood, 
Atlanta Boulevard. 0860-548-938. 9~6am. 
£8. Judge Jules, Darren Stokes, 
Tony Grimley, Gareth Cooke, 
Steve Johnson and Austin Wilde. 
SHEFFIELD: RISE Leadmill, 6-7 
Leadmill Rd. 01 1 4-275-4500. 1 0-4am. 
£8/£6. Luvdup.Tony DeVitand 
Squeeky Mike . . . Jeremy Healy 
and Craig Campbell guest at STEEL 
(Music Factory, London Rd. 01 1 32-449- 
474. 1 0-4am. £8) with Buckley. 


STAFFORD: SWOON Colliseum, 
Newport Rd. 01785-424-44. 9-2am. 

£7/£5 before 1 0.30pm. Hard Times 
night with Roger Sanchez, 

Miles Holloway and Angel. 
STOKE: SIN CITY The Academy, 

20 Glass St, Hanley. 01782-410-733. 
9-3am. £6/£5. Alan LuvDup, Sanjay 
and John Taylor. 

SWINDON: THE FRUIT CLUB 
Brunei Rooms, Havelock Sq. 01793-531 - 
384. 9-3am. £6/£5. Tall Paul Newman 
spins house next to Kenny Ken 
and Mickey Finn. 

WIGAN: DREAM Wigan Pier. 
01942-230-769. 8-2am. Malcolm 
Charles, Lee Turner, Cris Platt 
and guests. 

WINDSOR: FRENCHIES Mirage, 
William St. 01276-678-742. Nicky 
Burnell and a PA from Ruffneck. 
WOLVERHAMPTON: PIMP 

Picassos, 34-36 Broad St. 01 902-71 1 -61 9. 
9.30-2am. £7. Graeme Park, Danny 
Hussain and Tom Wainwrightfor 
a Hacienda classic. 


S aturday November 1 1 


BASILDON: HEAVEN ON EARTH 

Raquels, Market Pavement 0956-457- 
546. 1 0.30-late. £3. Seduction, 
Jumpin' Jack Frost, Da Full Vibe, 
Duzi and MC Raw. 

BELFAST: RESOLUTION The Venue, 
Bruce St. 01265-563-35. 9-1.30am. £10. 
Marc Auerbach, Tim Lennox, Col 
Hamilton and WiOie Newberry. 
BIRMINGHAM: FUN Steering 
Wheel, Wrottesley St 01 21 -022-1 332. 
10-late. £0. Allister Whitehead and 
Roger The Doctor with Simon 
Fathead and DJ Toby. . . The Ryan 
Brothers continue at MISS 
MONEYPENNIES (Bonds, Bond St 01 21- 
633-0307. 9.30-late. £0.59). . . Dave 
Seaman andTashaThe Killer 
Pussy guest at WOBBLE (Venue, 
Branston St 01 21 -233-0339. 1 1 -7am) 
with Phil Gifford, Si Long, The 
Lovely Helen and Matt Skinner. . . 
Mrs Woods, Blu Peter, Choci and 
Caspa play at THE ULTIMATE 
ORANGE-FRUITY ALLNIGHTER (Que 
Club, Corporation SL 0121-212-0550. 


10-7am. £9) with Techno Tribal. . , 
Scott Bond is the resident at 

REPUBLICA (Bakers, 1 62 Broad SL 
01 21 -633-3639. 10-late. £6). 
BOURNEMOUTH: DEJA VU 

Tregonwell Hall, Bournemouth 
International Centre. 01202-290-421 . 

8-1 am. £7.50. Breeze, Greg Cuoco, 
Wain Morrison and Greg B. 
BLACKPOOL: FEDERATION The 
Main Entrance, Central Promenade. 
01253-292-335. £9. CJ Mackintosh, 
Rick Bonetti and Dean Bell. 
BRIGHTON: GLAMOROUS Escape, 
10 Mariae Parade, 01273-606-906, 

1 0-2am. £6.50. Frankie Foncett, Alex 
Natale, Marcus Saunderson and 
Paul Clarke. . . Paulette and 
Roger Trinity spin at GO IT GIRL 
(The Zap, Old Ship Beach. 01 273-821-588. 
10-4am.£7) •?-... Jeff Smith guests 
at HUMP AND GRIND (The Joint Club, 
West SI 01 273-206-238, 1 0-2am. £5) 
with MarkTitcombe. 

BRISTOL: SATURDAYS Lakota, 6 
Upper York SL 01272-426-193, 9.30-4am. 
£9. T rannies With Attitude and 
Paul Harris. 

BURNLEY: GET LIFTED Angels, 
Curzon SL 01 282-352-22. 9-2am. £8. 

Tall Paul, Paul Taylor, George 
Thompson and Matt Bell. 
COALVILLE: PASSION The 
Emporium, 69 Belvoir Rd, Coalville, 
Leicestershire. 9-2am. £7.50. Jon Da 
Silva, Cecil Moorez, JFK and 
Tee Smith. 

COVENTRY: SMILE Magic 
Roundabout, A45 at Stretton-On- 
Dunsmare. 01 203-545-604. 9-2am. 

£5. Jules and Jay-G. 

DERBY: PRDGRESS Conservatory, 
Cathedral Rd. 01 332-362-266. 9-2am. £9. 
Benji Candelario, Gordon Kaye, 
Pete & Russel and the resident 
Progress band. 

DOVER: DEEPSPACE Legends 
Nightclub, Newsl 01304-225-555. 
t0-4am. £5. Johnny B, Sean Baker, 
Paul Goy and Timo. 

DUBLIN: TEMPLE OF SOUND 
Ormond Buay. 00-3531 -872-1 811. 

1 0.30-late. £8. Alan Simms guests 
with Billy Scurry 


EDINBURGH: HORNY MONKEY 

The Vaults, Niddry St D421 -452-977. 
10-late. "The Sound Of Tribal UK: 
Vol 2” launch with Mark Picchiotti 
from Chicago, DJ Vibe from 
Lisbon, Richard Breedon, Stuart 
Duncan and Steve Livingston. 

The Absolute play live. . . Zammo 
and Kris Keegan continue at 
STRIPPED (La Belle Angele, 1 1 Hasties 
Close. 01 31 -225-2774. 1 0.30-3.30am. £6). 
GLASGOW: RENAISSANCE The 
Tunnel, Mitchell St. 01 782-71 7-873. 

1 0-5am. £12. Alex Neri from Italy, 

Ian Ossiaand Daniele Davoli. . . 
Harri, Dominic and Oscar playthe 
SUB CLUB (22 Jamaica St. 01 41-248- 
4600. 1 1 -4.30am. £8). . . DJ Lewis from 
The Orb resides at TONKA (Arena 
Club, Oswald SL 01 41 -221-4583. 10.30- 
3.30am) with Stacey Pullen. 
HUDDERSFIELD: DAMNATION 
18-20 Georges Square. 0973-285-421. 
1Q-4am.£8. Ku Revival Night with 
John McCready, Antonio Alexis 
and Lewis. 

HULL: QUENCH Room, 82-88 George 
St 01 482-231-54. 1 0-4am. £7/£6. Nick 
Holder, Simon DK, Jeff Ibbson, 
Alfonzo and Bliss. 

LEEDS: THE ORBIT After Dark, South 
Queen St, Morley. 01132-523-542. 9-2am. 
£1 0. Woody McBride, Sven Vath, 
MarkTurnerand Nigel Walker. . . 
Ralph Lawson and Huggy are at 
BACK TO BASICS (Pleasure Roams. 
Marriun St. 01 1 32-440-474. 1 0-Bam). . . 
Pete Wardman and Curtis Zack 
are at VAGUE (Wherehouse, Summer SL 
0113-240-1033.10-4.30am. £9)... 

Kelvin Andrews spins at MEX 
(Mex, 2a Call Lane. 01 13-242-8522. 7.30- 
3am. £4/£3) with Carl Bedford. . . 
Cajual Records and Craig from 
Burger Queen appear at HAPPY 
(Music Factory, 174 Briggate, 01 1 3-255- 

0439. 9-4am. £8). 

LEICESTER: HIGH SPIRITS The 

Venue, University Rd. 01 1 6-255-6282. 
Angel, Gayle San, Chandrika, 
Miss Bisto, Marc Fuccio and 
Anthony Teasdale. 

UVERPOOL: CREAM Nation, 
Wolstenholme Sq. 0151 -709-1 693. 9-2am. 
£8. Danny Rampling, Orde Meikle, 
Andy Carroll, James Barton and 
Paul Bleasedale. . . David Holmes 
visits VOODOO (Le Bateau. 02 Duke SL 
01 51 -727-1 388. 9-2am. £5) with 
Skitch, Andy Nicholson, Secret 
Weapon and Steve Shiels. 
LONDON: CLUB FOR LIFE Gardening 
Club 2, 196 Piccadilly. 0171 -497-31 53. 

1 0.30-Bam. £1 2. Laurence Nelson, 
Phil Mison, Alex P, Steve Lee, Tim 
Jeffries, The Lovely Helen and 
Alex Anderson. .. Benji 
Candelario, Jazzy M, Micky 
Simms and Marcus Anthony are 
at Release The Pressure’s 
PRESSURE ZONE (Mars, 1 2 Sutton Row, 
W1. 0171 -287-0503. 1 0-Bam. £1 0). . . 
Paul Edge guests at SEX LOVE & 
MOTION (SoundshafL Charing Cross, 
WC2. 01 81-547-0930. 1 0.30-3.45am. 
£8/£6) with Keith Fielder, Paul 
Tibbs and Russ Cox. . . Nick 
Loveur guests at JUST CAN’T GET 
ENOUGH (Gardening Club, 4The Piazza, 
Covent Garden, WC2. 01 71-379-4793. 

£12) with Paul Gardener and The 
Boot Boys. . . Patrick Forge, 
Damien Laraz and Black Widow 
play JAZZ GOES POP (Turnmills, 
Turnmill St, EC1 . 01 71 -498-6042. 1 0.30- 
3am. £5). . . After that, Lawrence 
Malice moves in to host TRADE 
(Turnmills, Turnmill SL EC1 . 01 71-250- 
3409. 3am-noon. £19) with Alan 
Thompson, Tony DeVit, Tall Paul 
and Malcolm Duffy. . . Mickey 
Finn, Kenny Ken, Darren Jay, Dr S 
Gachet, Randall and Fearless 
play at AVVOL (SW1 Club, 191 Victoria 
St SW1 . 01 71 -61 3-4770.1 0-6am. £1 2). . . 
House sounds rule at RULIN’ 
(Ministry Of Sound, 193 Gaunt St, SE1 . 

01 71 -378-6528. 11 -9am. £15)... Fat 
Tony, Miss Barbie, Marky Pand 



NAME: Tat. 

RESIDENCE: Chesterfield. 

CONTACT: 01 246-205-489. 

BORN: Chesterfield. 3/4/67. 
EXPERIENCE: “I started playing hip 
hop and early house in 1 987. 1 put on a 
few nights myself in 1 988, playing 
Balaeric and underground stuff, which 
is what I’ve continued to do. I've been 
spinning on pirate since 1991 and on 
Sheffield’s Dance FM and Sheffield 
Community Radio since 1992. 1 had 
a trance track, “High On Life”, released 
in 1 983 on Reach Out Records under 
the name Vibes. I’ve also guested at 
J Saul Kane’s Won Tun Beats night 
and done a bit of Djing at various 
other London clubs including Jah 
Poetry and Subliminal Revolution. 
FAVOURITE DJs: Beaumont Hannant, 

J Saul Kane, Darren Emerson, James 
Holroyd, Horton Jupiter. 

FAVOURITE CLUBS: Bugged Out 
(Manchester), Wax Lyrical (Sheffield), 
The Orbit (Leeds), Sleuth 
(Manchester) and Herbal Tea 
Party (Manchester). 

FAVOURITE LABELS: Rising High, 

Relief, Warp, ESP, Djax-Up-Beats. 
ALL-TIME FAVOURITE TRACK: 

West Street Mob - “Breakdance 
Electric Boogie”. 


CURRENT CLASSIC TRACKS: “Fawn 
EP” (Novamute), Psychick Warriors 
Ov Gaia - “Krak” (KK, Holland), 

Krs-1 - “Breadkdance” (Frontpage), 
Elegy - “Switch” (B12), Biostatic 
Systsem - “Viva Acid House” 
(dubplate). 

FRUSTRATIONS: “I presumed you get 
piles of tapes, all churning out the 
same house music, so I started 
digging into my crates and pulled out 
loads of classics. People pay too much 
attention to what’s happening now, so I 
wanted to drop some old tracks which 
are just as good as stuff around now. 
It’s important to stand out because 
promoters are only interested in name 
DJs and they ignore those that are 
prepared to take risks. It’s all too safe. 
People are stuck at 1 35bpm and they 
ignore so much good ambient and trip 
hop. They just don't seem open- 
minded anymore. But, although this 
tape is a nostalgia trip, I apply the 
same scratching technigues in my 
contemporary sets. I just love 
unpredictable DJing. It keeps music 
exciting. It gives you a natural rush, 
rather than a drug rush.” 

MUZIK’S VERDICT: DJ Tat proves that, 
if you can do it well, there’s nothing to 
be afraid of in playing only the fondly- 


remembered classics of yesteryear. 
The mix kicks straight into “Big Fun”, 
and we're whisked off to acid heaven 
somewhere in 1 988. The first third of 
the tape loops the 303-sgueaks with 
the deadpan orgasm soundtrack of 
early Chicago, before building into the 
beginning of the deep house scene. 
Tat's stuttering style, collapsing a 
track into the mix rather than smoothly 
intro-ing it, adds to the disorientation 
of the acid noise. Avoiding strict 
chronology in favour of thematic 
movement, Tat scratches in the 
beginnings of the UK scene, climaxing 
in the annus miserabilis of 1 99D with 
“LFO” (that mighty bassline keeps 
rumbling for ages before the vocal 
bursts into the mix) and the original 
“Testone”. This is nostalgia gone wild 
and Tat treats the creators of house 
with nothing but respect. 


Little Andy play at VANITY FAYRE 
(Raw, 112a Great Russel St, WC1 . 0171 - 
637-3375. 1 0.30-5am. £12)... Craig 
Dimech, Nancy Noise and Andy 
Morris spin in the main room at 
THE SATELLITE CLUB (The Colloseum, 
Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall. 91 71-582-0300. 
10-6am. £12/£10) with Seamus, 
Bobbi and Steve. . . Benji 
Candelario and Alan Russell 
guest at GARAGE CITY (Bar Rumba, 36 
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 . 01 71 -287-271 5. 
£1 0) with Bobbi and Steve and a 
PA from Gina Foster. . . Terry 
Farley, UFG Sound System, Biko, 
Rad Rice, Steve Harvey, Terry 
Marks, The Lovely Helen, Jo Mills 
and Sally Dee play at UNITED 
KINGDOM (Club UK, Buckheld Rd, SWf 8. 
0181 -877-01 1 0. 1 0-6am. £1 2/£1 0. 

Please call to confirm). . , John 
Kelly and Luke Neville are at 
MALIBU STACEY (Hanover Grand, 
Hanover Square, W1 . 01 81 -964-91 32. 

1 D-5am. £12) with Paul Harris 
Mecca & Dee, Aston Harvey from 
Uno Clio and Chandrika host 
HEY CHICA Club Circa, Berkeley Sq, W1. 
10-3.30am. £10). .. Nicky Holloway 
and Chris Good host THE VELVET 
UNDERGROUND (1 43 Charing Cross Rd. 
WC2. 81 71 -734-4687. 1 0.30-4am. £1 8). . . 
Terry Green, Russel Young, Dave 
Martin and Wayne O'Connell play 
at DIRTY (EC1 Club, Farringdon Rd. 

01 71 -242-1 571 . 1 0-6am. £1 2/£1 0). . . 
Nancy Noise, Spencer 
Broughton and Nic Loveur visit 
BLISS (The Wag Club, 35 WardourSL W1. 
0589-966-1 43. 1 0-6am. £12/£10) with 
Ben & Andy. . . Kiss 1 0OFM host a 
night at JUNGLE MANIA (Island Music 
Arena, 300 High Rd, Ilford. 0171-709-6106. 
£12). . . Karl Brown, Robin EE, Evil 
Roy Slocum, Steve B and Fat Tel 
all appear at THE BEEZLEBUB’S BALL 
(Club Essence, Hancock Rd, Bow, E3. 

0831 -202-221 . 1 0-6am. £7). 
MAIDSTONE: BABYLOVE Polo 
Club, Wierton Place, Boughton 
Monchelsea. 01 622-758-257. 9-2am. £6. 
Darren Stokes, Athos, Dan Smith 
and The Boot Boys. 
MANCHESTER: GOLDEN Sankeys 
Soap, Beehive Mill, Jersey SL Of 782-621 - 

454. 9- 4am. £1 2Z£1 9. Stress Records 
Night with Dave Seaman, Gordon 
Kaye, Tom & Jerry Bouthier and 
Kelvin Andrews . . . Stu Allen, 
Bowa and John Waddickerspin 
at LIFE (Bowlers, Longbridge Rd. 9345- 
573-521. 8-late. £12). . . Graeme Park 
and Tom Wainwright host THE 
HACIENDA (Whitworth St. 91 61-236- 
5851. 9.3B-3am. £12) with Dick 
Johnson . . . Kerri Moraes 
guests at HOLY CITY ZOO (York SL All 
Saints Park. 8181-273-7467. £8) with 
Robin Curley and Planet Janet. 
NEWCASTLE: SHINDIG Riverside, 
Melbourne St. 0468-132-142. 9-3am. 
£7/£6. A Muzik special with the 
legendary Derrick Carter, Miles 
Holloway, Elliot Eastwick and 
residents Scott & Scooby. 
NOTTINGHAM: 100% PURE 
DELUXE Deluxe, 22 St James' SL 
0115-947-4819. 9.38-late. Allister 
Whitehead, Seb Fontaine, Timm 
and Laurie, Ossie and Jonathan. 
PAISLEY: CLUB G9 Roxy's, 40 New 
Sneddon SL 01 41 -552-5791. 9.30-2am. 

£5. Martin and Wilba with the 
finest underground guests from 
around the world. 

PRESTON: ZONE The Dance 
Factory, Aguaduct SL 01772-885-799. 
8-2am. Andy Pendle, Stuart 
Davies, Andrew Dean, Ollie 
McCiuskey and Kev Lewis. 
SHEFFIELD: LOVE TO BE The 
Music Factory, London Rd. 0113-242- 

7845. 9- 5am. £1 2. Hard Times host 
with Roger Sanchez, Smokin’ Jo, 
Tom Wainwright, Mitch and 
Andrea Mendez live. . . Princess 
Julia and Martin Pickard are at 
FORBIDDEN FRUIT (Capitol Nightclub, 
Matilda SL 9585-281 -854. 9-4am.£B/£5). 

MUZIK 1 29 



STOKE: PLATINUM The Academy, 
Glass St, Hanley. 01782-213-838. 9-4am. 
£10. K Klass, Chad Jackson, 
Sanjay, Nick Sheldon, Kirstie 
McAra, Alex Sparrow and Paul B. 
SWINDON: FRISKY Brunei Booms, 
Havelock Sq. 01793-531-384. 9-2am. 
£6/£5. Mike Shawe, James Savage 
and Ian Wilkie. SH 
WINDSOR: THE FULL MONTY 
Mirage, William St. 0831-313-322. 

1 0-6am. £1 0/£8. Dave Seaman, 

Brian Jacobs, Paul Myers and 
Marvin Connor. 
WOLVERHAMPTON: IIK 
MIDLANDS Foxes Lane. 01 21 -530-2233. 
8-2am. £8. Call for guest details. . . 

Fabio, Kenny Ken, Mickey Finn, 

DJ SS, Nexus, MC Ribbs and MC 
Scarlet play at QUEST (Picassos, 34- 
36 Broad St 01 902-71 1 -61 9. 8-2am. £8). 


Sunday November 1 2 


EDINBURGH: TASTE [The Vaults, 
Nidilry St. info 01 31-556-0079. 10-3am. 
£5). Fisher and Price. . . Horny 
Monkey's Stuart Duncan and 
Steve Livingston reside at CLASS 
SOCIETE (La Belle Angele, Hasties Close. 
0421 -452-977. 1 0-3am. £4). 
GLASGOW: LUSH Voodoo Rooms, 
Cambridge St 01 41 -332-3437. 1 0-3am. 
£5. Harri and Oscar. 

LEEDS: SUNDAY SERVICE 
Me*, 2a Call Laoe. 0113-242-8522. 
7pm-midnighl £4/£3. Simon Scott 
is joined by live bands playing 
dub and global beats. 

LONDON: SOCIAL-ISM Smithfields, 
334-338 Central Markets, Farringdon St, 
EC1, £4. John Carter and Richard 
Fearless. . . Goldie is the host for 
METALHEADZ' BLUE SUNDAYS 
(Blue Note, 1 Hoxtoo Square, N1. 0171- 
729-8440. 7-12am. £5).. . Nick James 
resides at STRUTT (Cross, Roods Vd, 
N1 . 01 81 -964-31 72. 8-1 am. £6). . . MK 
Ultra, Xavier and The Kenosha 
Kid are at THE ROMPUS ROOM (The 
Albany, Great Portland St 7-midnight 
£3)... PrincessJulia resides at 
QUEER NATION (Gardening Club, 4The 
Piazza, Oovent Garden, WC2. 0171-497- 
31 53. £6). . . Blu Peter, Mrs Woods, 
Hugo and guests play 
FF (Turnmills, 63b Clarkenwell St. 0171- 
250-3409. 9-6am. £8/£5) to a hot and 
sweaty gay crowd, 
MANCHESTER: VERSIVO 
Roadhouse, 8-10 Newton SL 0161-766- 
3926. 7-midnight. £2. Oscillate DJs 
with Rob Hall, Andy Maddocks 
and Mike Williamson. 

SLOUGH: FULL CIRCLE Greyhound, 
Colnbrook Bypass. 0181-898-5935.2- 
6pm. Elliot Eastwickfrom Hard 
Times joins Phil Perry. 


Monday November 13 


BRIGHTON: S.P.Q.R The Zap, Old 
Ship Beach. 01273-821-588. 10-3am. 
£4,50. Benji Candelario, Princess 
Julia and Geoffry Hinton /“ . 
DUBLIN: LOUNGIN' THETEMPLE OF 
SOUND Ormand Quay. 00-3531-872-181 1 . 
10.30-late. £3. Glen Brady and Adife 
Nic CannaiJ* . 

LONDON: THAT’S HOW IT IS Bar 

Rhumba,36ShaftesburyAvenue,W1. 

01 71 -287-2715. £3. James Lavelle 
and Gilles Peterson. . . Jim 
Masters is at CHILLIN' (Riki Tik, 23- 
24 Bateman St, W1 . 01 71 -437-1 977. 8- 
tam.Free)... Phil Brill and DJ Alice 
host CLUB TROPICANA (The 
Gardening Club, 4The Piazza, WC2. 0171- 
497-31 53. 1 0.30-3am. £5). . . Nicky 
Holloway and Paul Harris host 
WORLD RECESSION (The Velvet 
Underground, 143 Charing Cress Rd, WC2. 
01 71 -734-31 59. 1 0-3am. £5). . . Live 
roots and reggae can be heard at 
CLUB JAMMIN' (WKD 1 9, Kentish Tnwn 
Rd, NW1. 0171-402-5042. 9-2am. £5). 


Tuesday November 14 


BIRMINGHAM: NO BITCHIN 

Steering Wheel, Wrnttesley St 0121 -622- 


3385. 10-2am. £4. Mark Jarman and 
James Revival. 

BRIGHTON: EASYBEATS The 

Concorde. 61273-606-460. 10-2am. £4. 

Kenny Ken. 

LONDON: THE PINCH Gardening 
Club, 4 The Piazza, WC2. 01 71 -497-31 53. 
10-3am.£5. Fabio Paras and 
Francesco Farfa. . . Femi, Pete 
and Felix Parker are at BITCHES 
BREW (Venom, Bear St, WC2. 0956- 
338-278. 1D-3am. £5). 
MANCHESTER: STONELOVE 
Hacienda, Whitworth St 01 61-236-5051. 
9-2am.£2.50. Big student night 
with Britpop sounds and cheap 
drinks «a... Morf and Jules play 
jazz and hip hop at REPUBLICA (BI- 
OS Tib St. 01 61 -834-4266. 9-2am. £2.50). 
SUNDERLAND: FAT TUESDAY 
Bourbon Night Club, Fawcett St. 0191- 
810-8475. £2.56. Yoz, Stu and guest. 


Wednesday November 1 5 


BATH: DIG THE NEW BREED Moles 
Club, George St. 0378-355-426. With 
Gerard, Tim and Nathan. 
DUNDEE: HIGHLANDER Fat Sams, 
South Ward Rd. 01 382-451 -427. 

1 0-2.30am. £5.50. Glamorous 
Hooligan and Comwon plus 
guest DJs, Eat Not Sold. 
HUDDERSFIELD: UP YER 
nONSON SOUNDTRACK TOUR. 
Huddersfield University. 01 1 3-244-5521. 
Jeremy Healy, Craig Campbell 
and Buckley. 

LONDON: SPACE Bar Rhumba, 

36 Shaftesbury Av, W1 . 01 71 -287-271 5. 
10-3am. £5/£3. Ashley Beedle, Luke 
Solomon and Kenny Hawkes. . . 
Doctor Al guests at GIVE IT A 
SUCK!! (GC2, 196 Piccadilly, Wt.0973- 
328-152. 10-3am.£4/£3) with 
residents Jon Nelson and Richard 
Taylor. . . Jon Pleased Wimmin 
and Paul Woods host PLEASED 
(Velvet Undergrnund, 1 43 Charing Crass 
Rd, W1 . 0171 -439-4655. 1 0.30-3am. £5). . . 
Nick Dare hosts OVERSEXED (The 
Gardening Club, The Piazza, Covent 
Garden, WC2. 9171-497-3153. 10-3am. 
£5)... PauPTrouble" Anderson 
resides at THE LOFT (HQ, West Yard, 
NW1. 0171-813-5266. 9.30-3am. £5). . . 
Alex Hazzard and Frankie D are at 
TECHNOSIS (Gossip, 69 Oean SL Soho, 
W1.9.30-3.30am.£6). 
MANCHESTER: SOS Sankeys 
Soap. Q973-303-866. 1 0-3am. 

Jason Warlock. 

NEWCASTLE: THE SOUND 
EDUCATION TOUR Newcastle 
University. 01 91 -232-8402. £6.50. 
Graeme Park, T om Wainwright, 
Bobby Langley and a live PA by 
Love To Infinity. 


Thursday November 1 G 


BATH: GORGEOUS Hub Club. 0225- 
425-376. 9-2am. £5. Luvdup, Robin, 
Mike and Gerard from Dig The 
New Breed. 

PUBUN: LIVIN’ LARGE Temple Of 
Sound, Ormond Quay. 00-3531 -872-1 81 1 . 
10.30-late. £5/£3. Mark Dixon and 
Stephen Mulhall reside® . . . 
Terry Marks guests at LOVE 
(Columbia Mills, Sir John Rogerson’s 
Quay. 11 -late. £5). 

INVERNESS: HIGHLANDER The 

Railway Club. 01382-451-427. 9-1 am. 

Glamorous Hooligan and 
DJ Steve Dell. 

LEEDS: HAYWIRE Mex, 2 Call Lane. 
0113-266-1292. 9-2am.£5/£4. Nik 
Detnon and Daz Quayle host a 
night of the finest in deep 
electronic cuts. 

LONDON: ANIMAL HOUSE 
Gardening Club, 4 The Piazza, WC2. 01 71 - 
497-3153.10-3am.£5. Animal House 
celebrate their first birthday with 
Steve Lee and former residents 
Chris & James. . . Fabio, Bukem 
and Kemistry & Storm are at 
SPEED (Mars, 12 Sutton Row, W1. 
0171-439-4655.10-3.30am. £5)... 


Trill, Lulu.Tantra, Emma, Toy and 
Charlotte are at MEGATRIPOLIS 

(Heaven, The Arches, Villiers St, WC2. 

01 81 -960-0030. 8.30-3.30am. £7). . . 

Call SOLO (Velvet Underground, 143 
Charing Cross Rd, W1. 0171-439-4655. 

1 0-3am. £6) for details of tonight's 
five-hour set. 

NOTTINGHAM: ASK YER DAD 

Deluxe, 22 James St. 0115-947-4819. 
9.30-2.30am. £3. Derrick Carter, Ian 
Tathan and Dave Congrove. . . 
Lenny Fontana guests at THE 
GARAGE (The House, 1 69 Huntington St 
01 1 5-956-5324. 1 0-2am. £3/£2.50) with 
Jon Of The Wicked Bitches, Matt 
Wolfe and Dave Granthum. 
PONTYPRIDD: TOUR OF WALES 
University Qf Glamorgan Student Union. 
01222-222-915. 7.30pm-1 2.30am. £5. 
Craig Bartlett, Dave Jones and 
Dylan Rees. 

SOUTHAMPTON: SQUEEZE 

Jolly’s Club, Chapel St. £5. Seb 
Fontaine joins John Cawtouris, 
John Boswell, JR Woodward 
and DJ Storm. fil 

SUNDERLAND: UP YER RONSON 
SOUNDTRACK TOUR University Of 
Sunderland. 0113-244-5521. 

Allister Whitehead, Craig 
Campbell and Marshall. 

YORK: THE SOUND EDUCATION 
TOUR York University. 01 904-433- 
723. £8. With T om Wainwright, 
Bobby Langley and a PA from 
Love To Infinity. 


Friday November 17 


ABERDEEN: THINK AGAIN The 

Pelican Club, Hotel Metro, Market St. 

01 224-585-887. 1 0-2am. Glamorous 
Hooligan and Titch. 

BALDOCK: PROMISED LAND 
Tudor Oaks, Just off N1, Northbound. 

01 46-268-0679. 9-late. £6. Swan-E, 

Ian Charles and Phil Down. 
BIRMINGHAM: SLAG Steering 
Wheel, Wrottesley St. 0121-622-3385. 

1 0-2am. £5. With Owen Owens. . . 
Universal Sound appear live on 
stage at SPACEHOPPER (Que Club, 
Corporation St. D1 21 -21 2-0770. 10- 
6.30am. £8/£7) with Man Made Man, 
Tsuyoshi and Hayden spinning. 


BRIGHTON: CLUB FUOT Escape, 

10 Marine Parade. 01273-606-906. 10- 
2am. £5. Paul Daley, Andy Mac 
and Steve Murray. . . Ariel and 
The Two Johns are at RED (Zap, Old 
Ship Beach. 01273-821 -588. 1 0.30-5am. £7). 
BRISTOL: TEMPTATION Lakota, 

6 UpperYork SL 011 7-942-6208. 9.30- 
4am. Blu Peter, Gayle San, Ian 
Wilkie and Jody. 

CHESTER: SWEET Blimpers, City 
Rd. 01244-343-781, 9.30-2am. £6. Paul 
Oakenfold joins Russ K Klass 
and Phil Cooper. 

COVENTRY: CRAZY DAISY’S 
Magic Roundabout A45 at Stretton-On- 
Dunsmore. 01203-545-604. 9-2am. £5. 
Jules and Jay-G. 

DERBY: THE FRIDAY CLUB Blue 
Note, 14a Sadler Gate. 01332-295-155. 

1 9-2.39am. £6. Craig Camped, Timm 
and Laurie. 

DOVER: THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR 

Legends Nightclub, New SI 01304-225- 

555. 9- 2am. Dominic Moir and Timo. 
DUBLIN: TEMPLE OFSOUND 
Ormond Quay. 00-3531 -872-1 ail. 

1 0.30-late. £B. With Johnny Moy 
and Billy Scurry. <7* 
EDINBURGH: PURE Venue, 17-21 
Colton SI 01 31 -200-3662. 1 0.30-3am. £7. 
Twitch, Brainstorm, The Dribbler 
and The Bill. 

GLASGOW: SLAM Arches, 22 
Midland St. 01 41 -221 -8385. 1 0.30-3am. 

£6. Meikle and McMillan. . . 

Gareth Sommerville is at THE 
YARD (Sub Club, 22 Jamaica SL 0141- 
248-4600. 10-3am). 

HEREFORD: NAUGHTY BUT NICE 

The Rooms, Bridge St, 01 432-267-378. 
10-2am.£B. JudgeJules and Rob 
Scott. . . Trevor Rockliffe plays 
at FETISH (The Venue, 18 West St. 

01 432-382-724.9-2am. £5) alongside 
Simon Spencer. 

HULL: DEJA VU Room, 82-88 George 
St. 01 482-323-1 54. 1 0-4am. £8. Stress 
Records hit Hull with Chris & 
James, Claudio Coccolutto, T 
erry and Richie. 

KENT: ESSENCE The Old Barn, Stocks 
Green Rnad, Hildenborough. 01732-834- 

444. 9- 2am. £8. Fallatio, Steve 
Stomp and Errol D. 


DJ PROFILE 

New York’s DJ KEOKI takes a bow 


WHERE AND WHEN WERE YOU BORN? 
In Hawaii a very long time ago. 

I'm as old as the hills. 

HOW DID YOU START DJING? 

I left Hawaii 1 0 years ago for Los 
Angeles. I absolutely hated it 
there and swiftly moved on to 
New York. I wanted to travel so I 
worked for an airline for a while, 
but I only made $2 an hour so I 
got a job as a busboy at a club 
called Danceteria. The guy who 
ran it knew I didn’t want to be a 
busboy. He figured out I could 
play records so he had me DJ at 
private parties. I had an incredibly 
eclectic set of records, from Frank 
Sinatra to New Wave to really 
bizarre music. People really liked 
what I played and I made a lot of 
cool friends. Afterthat, I began 
playing acid house at World an 
Wednesdays. We used to have to 
lock people inside so the police 
wouldn’t see what was going on 
and close the place down. 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR 
DJ SOUND? 

You can't label what I play. I drop 
all different types of records. I 
play lots of breaks and trancey 
elements and a lot of vocals, then 
occasionally I do the apposite and 
don’t play any vocals at all. 


WHAT WAS THE FIRST RECORD 
YOU EVER BOUGHT? 

The “Saturday Night Fever” album. 
It was Christmas, I was looking 
through my parents’ closet and 
saw they’d also bought it for me, 
hut I didn’t tell them I’d already 
bought it. It was pretty cool of 
them to realise I’d want it. 

AND THE LAST? 

I don't buy many records as I get 
loads of promos, but I had to have 
“Cube 40” by Jammin Unit & Biz z 
OD on Temple Records, a New York 
label, so I bought that. 

WHAT CHANGES WOULD YOU MAKE 
TO THE DJ SCENE? 

I don't like the attitude that many 
DJs have these days. It's very 
egocentric. A DJ should be like the 
Pied Piper- hypnotic. When I first 
went to NewYork, Iwas a DJ 
groupie at Danceteiia and they 
always had nice attitudes. It’s net 
like that now, which makes me sad. 
If any changes should be made it 
should be hypnotic love for all! 
WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS AND 
WEAKNESSES? 

My strengths lie in the fact that I 
don't like to he redundant. I 
always strive to be interesting and 
different. I don't follow DJ charts, 
if anything I look at them to see 


LANCASTER: THE SOUND 
EDUCATION TOUR Sugar House. 0113- 
244-4900. £12. Robert Owens, 
Bobby Langley, Tom Wainwright 
and Love To Infinity. 

LEEDS: UP YER RONSON Pleasure 
Rooms, Marrion St 01 1 32-445-521 . 

1 0-4am. £9/£ 7. Allister Whitehead, 
Marshall, Andy Ward, Neil 
Metzner and Paul Murray. . . 
EASE resides at HEADZ CLUB 
(Mex, 2a Call Lane. 0113-242-8522. 9.30- 
2.30am. £5/£4) with Wayne Sealey. 
LONDON: OPEN ALL HOURS 
Ministry Of Sound, 1 83 Gaunt St, SE1 . 
0171-378-6528. 10.30-7am. £12. Jim 
Masters is joined by Mr C at 
4am. . . Dave Clarke, CJ Bolland, 
Dave Angel, Phil Perry, Fabio 
Paras, Justin Robertson and 
Serotina all play at FINAL FRONTIER 
(Club UK, Buckhold Rd, SW18. 0181-877- 
0110.10-6am.£11/£9)... Zammo 
joins Tall Paul, Lottie and Darren 
Stokes at THE GALLERY (Turnmills, 

63 Clerken well Rd, El . 01 71 -250-3409. 
10-7.3Qam. £10) with Steve Lee, 
Scorpio and Danny Keith. . . 

John Kelly and Luke Neville are at 
GLITTERATI (Cross, Goods Yd, N1.0171- 
837-0828. 1 0.30-4.30am. £1 0) with 
Dave Dublin. . . Nancy Noise 
plays with Nicky Holloway at THE 
VELVET UNDERGROUND (Velvet 
Underground, 143 Charing Cross Rd, WC2. 
01 71 -734-4687. 1 0.30-4am. £1 0). . . 

Keith Abbey and Dodge keep the 
beats fat and funky at the JAZBAH 
(The Square Room, Leicester Sq, WC2. 

01 71 -738-6527. 1 0-3am. £5). . . Blu 
Peter, Mrs Woods, Princess Julia, 
Steve Young and Steven React 
are at GARAGE (Heaven, Villiers St, 

WC2. 01 71 -839-521 0. 1 0-3am. £8). . . 
Marvin Conners, Harvey and Dan 
Clarke guest at HANKY PANKY 
(SW1 Club, 191 Victoria SL SW1. 0171- 
734-4152. 10.30-6am. £10) with Roy 
The Roach. 




what not to buy. My weakness is 
perhaps I should buy more records. 
WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DJS? 
Taylor from LA, Jena from San 
Francisco, On-E from New York 
and Rad Rice from London. 

AND YOUR FAVOURITE CLUBS? 
Disco 2000 at the Limelight in 
New York, Simons at Gainsville 
in Florida and Mr C’s club in 
London. I really like MrC and I 
love all the Plink Plonk records. 
WHAT NEXT FOR KEOKI? 

As a DJ I like to communicate with 
people and producing records is 
my next step. I’m going to produce 
an incredible dance record and 
find the message I know I have 
inside me. My first EP comes out 
on Moonshine soon and I sing on 
it. I’ve always wanted to put my 
voice on record. My vocal 
influences are all from punk rock 
sn I have an angry, raspy voice, 
but the lyrics aren't angry. 


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NEW YEARS EVE 
31st DECEMBER 1995 
6:00PM -7:00AM (13 HRS) 



NEW YEARS EVE 
31st DECEMBER 1995 
6:00PM - 7:00AM (13 HRS) 






THE ULTIMATE NEW YEARS EVE ALL NIGHT PARTY 

Nine seperate arenas - 70 DJ's - 2 live bands - 10,000 capacity - all in dooors. 

At the Fantasy Island indoor themed resort, Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincolnshire. 

On New Years Eve, the Active lorporation, based at Skegness are putting on the biggest ever indoor all night celebration of Dance Music. The party will 


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SETS OF 


Full listings from Radio One’s 
Essential Mix 
Saturdays midnight-2am 


7 October 

A GUY CALLED GERALD 
Part One : Sharon Forrester - “Love 
Inside” (London). F.B.D. - “Just Visiting 
Mars” (Outstanding). Lemon D - “Jah 
Love" (Conqueror). Tom & Jerry - “On and 
On” (Reinforced). Tek 9 - “Jus a Likkle 
Sumton" (Reinforced). Nookie - “Only You” 
(Reinforced). 2-G’s - “Energy (Juicebox). 
Internal Affairs - “In My Soul” 

(Reinforced). Metalheads - “Angel” 
(Metalheads). Goldie - “VIP Riders Ghost” 
(Metalheads). Wax Doctor “Kid Caprice” 
(Metalheads). Source Direct -“Fabric 
Sourse” (Sourse Direct). Wax Doctor - 
“Atmosphere Funk" (Talkin Loud). The 
Ballistic Bros - “I’ll Fly Away” (Junior Boys 
Own). Manix - “Intelligent Houdds" 
(Reinforced). 

Part Two: Cold Mission - “20 Below 
Zero” (Reinforced). A Guy Called Gerald - 
“DarkerThan I Should Be" (Juicebox). A Guy 
Called Gerald - “The Glock” (Juicebox). A 
Guy Called Gerald - “Finley’s Rainbow” 
(Juicebox). The Summit - “Project X" 
(Summit). A Guy Called Gerald - “Heckle 
and Kosh” (Juicebox). The Guyver- “Deep 
Cover” (Reinforced). Magistrate - “Tell Me” 
(Intalecb've). Neil Trix - “She’s So” (F.B.D.). 
Rufage Crew - “Menace” (Reinforced). 
Primary Source - “Everyone’s A Gangsta” 
(Reinforced). Amen Reprise (W/L). Cold 
Mission - “Comin On Strong” (Reinforced). 

A Guy Called Gerald - “Sunshine” (Juicebox). 
15 October 

DANNY RAMPLING (live from Cream, 
Liverpool) 

Part One: Monie - “Stand Up” (A&M). 
Alcatraz - “Give Me Love” (Yoshi Toshi 
Records). Shiva - “Freedom” (ffrr). 
Faithless - “Insomnia” (Cheeky Records). 
“Sea Of Passion” (W/L). Cajmere - “Horny” 
(Cajual). Chazz - “A Mover la Colita” 

(Arista). Indica - “Labia" (Movin 
Melodies). Outline - “Chinese Juice” 
(Boom). Phantom - "Control" (Network). 
The Man With No Name - “Poor Essence” 
(Perfecto). The Infinity Project -“Stimuli’’ 
(Perfecto). Boss - “Congo” (Cool Tempo). 
PETE TONG 

Part Two: Absolute US feat Suzanne 
Palmer -“I Believe" (Tribal UK). Oleta 
Adams - “Rhythm of Life” (Fontana). Plux - 
“Over and Over” (WT Records). Lisa Marie 
Experience - “Keep On Jumpin’’ (J Beat). 

Ken Doh - “Naka Saki” (W/L). Size 9 - “I Am 
Ready" (Virgin). Josh Wink - “HigherState 
Of Consciousness” (Manifesto). Utah Saints 
- “Star” (Acetate). The Ethics - “La Luna” 
(Virgin). Crescendo - “Are You Out There” 

(ffrr). DJMisjah&DJTim-“Access”(XTrax). 
22 October 
OJ CAMACHO 

Part One: Kim Mazelle - “Taste my 
Love” (Demo Tape). Michael Jackson - 
“You Are Not Alone" (Epic). Frankie 
Knuckles - “Wadda U Want” (Virgin). 
Ruffneck feat Yavahn - “Everybody Be 
Somebody” (Maw Records). Terence Trent 
D’Arby - “Surrender” (Columbia). Robert 
Owens - "Was I Here Before (Remix)” 

(Demo Tape). Mike Delgado - 
“Jazzworks”| (Moonroof). Gary L/Joey 
Washington - “Close The Door” (Tape). 

Todd Terry - “Unreleased and Project part 
7” (test pressing). Rogers. - "Get High” 
(Strictly Rhythm). Michael Watford - “I Am 
What I Am (Remix)" (Tape). Ovonn- 
“Flutes" (Emotive). Barbara Tucker - “Stay 
Together” (Positiva). 

Part Two: Matt Wood - “I Found You” 
(Wake Up). 280 West -“Lift Him Up” (Tape). 
Urban Knights -“Chillin’’ (MCA). Rosie 
Gains “I Want You (Hippy Mix)” (Motown). 
Kiata - “You Make Me Sing” (Soiree). M&S 
feat Jaya Ella Ruth - “Keep On “ (Public 
Demand). Blaze - “Moonwalk” (Funkie 
People). Alexander Hope - “Ry Away” 

(Tape). On Party - “Gone” (Phuture Trax). 
PR008 - "Prayer Over Pressure” (Tape). 

Libre Foundation feat Kelly SAE - “Weekend" 
(Z). Diana Ross - “Love Hangover (Dave Lee 
Remix)” (Tape). Lex - “Do The Rex" (Coko). 
Michael Tarone - “Dont Let Life Get U Down" 
(Suckers Need a Bass). I 



Rob Blake and Spencer 
Broughton host SLINKY (Legends, 
29 Old Burlington St, W1. 0171-437- 

9933. 10- 6am.£7/£5)... Graham 
Gold, Dave Lambert, Darren 
Pearce and Craig Dimech play 
uplifting house at PEACH (Leisure 
Lounge, 121 Holborn, EC1. 0171-582- 

0800. 1 0- 6am. £10) Dodge, Alex 

Baby, Femi Fem and Sam B all 
take to the decks in ROTATION 
(Subterania, Acklam Rd, W10. 0181- 
747-91 45. 1 0.30-3.30am. £8). 

LUTON: JOY The Zone, Gordon St 
01582-458-750. 9.30-3am. £1 Wild 
Colour perform live with Jeff 
Keenan and Martin Deacon. 
MANCHESTER: BUGGED OUT 
Sankeys Soap, Jersey St Ancoats. 01 61 - 
950-4215. 10-3am. £6. Robert Hood 
and James Holroyd. . . Danny 
Tenaglia is expected to make a 
special appearance at SHINE 
(Hacienda, 11-13 Whitworth St 01 61 - 
236-5051. 9.30-3am. £6) alongside 
Nipper and Pete Robinson. But 
don't hold your breath SI. . . Nev 
Johnson and Griff play house at 
HOLY CITY ZOO (York St All Saints Park. 
01 61 -273-7467. £5). 

MANSFIELD: RIPE The Yard, 61 
West Gate. 01 623-222-30. 8-2am. £6. 
Graeme Park, Nick Rogers and 
Duncan Betts. 

NEWCASTLE: NICE Planet Earth, 
Low Friars St 01 91 -232-5244. 1 0-2am. 
£6/£5. Jon Pleased Wimmin, Skev 
and Hans. 

NOTTINGHAM: CAFE LATINO The 

House, 1 69 Huntington St 01 1 5-956- 
5324. 10-late. John Kelly and Anqels 
Of Life. 

PERTH: WILDLIFE Ice Factory, Shore 
Road. 01 382-581 -1 40. 1 0.30-3am. £7. 

Zammo, Gareth Sommerville and 
Mark Stuart. 

PRESTON: CHEEKY MONKEY 21 

Cannon St 01772-257-041. 10-2am. £4. 

Dominic North, Jamie and Jon 
Roland. 

READING: THE FULL MONTY 

The Holy Rumes, 1 1 Castle St 0831 -31 3- 
322.9-4am. £8. Billy Nasty, Norman 
Jay, Jaye MacKenzie, Tony 
Belamy and Timmy John. 
ROMFORD: MALARKY Hollywood, 
Atlanta Boulevard. 0860-548-938. 9-6am. 
8am. Nancy Noise, Colin Hudd, 
Ricky Stone, Tony Grimley, 

Gareth Cooke, Steve Johnson 
and Mark French. 

SHEFFIELD: RISE Leadmill, 6-7 
Leadmill Rd. 01 1 4-275-4500. 1 0-4am. 
£9/£7. Miss Moneypennys on tour 
with Al MacKenzie, Jim “Shaft" 
Ryan, Ding, Andy Clarke and 
Luvdup*!* . . . Allister Whitehead 
joins Buckley at STEEL (Music 
Factory, 33 London Rd. 01 1 3-244-5521 . 
9-4am. £8). 

STAFFORD: SWOON Colliseum, 
Newport Rd. 01785-424-44. 9-2am. £7. 
Dave Seaman and Angel. 

STOKE: SIN CITY The Academy, 20 
Glass St Hanley. 01782-410-733. 9-3am. 
£6/£5. Hippie Torrales, Sanjay and 
John Taylor. 

SWINDON: THE FRUIT CLUB 

Brunei Rooms, Havelock Sq. 01 793-2968. 
9-3am. £6. Billy Nasty and 
David Menace. fil 
WIGAN: DREAM Wigan Pier. 01 942- 
230-769. 8-2am. Malcolm Charles, 

Lee T urner and Cris Platt. 
WINDSOR: FRENCHIES Mirage, 
William St 01276-678-742. Nicky 
Burnell and a PA from Jinny. 
WOLVERHAMPTON: PIMP 
Picassos, 34-36 Broad St 01 902-71 1 -61 9. 
9.30-2am.£4. The Fabulous 
Hutchinson Brothers. 


Saturday November ^ 8 


BASILDON: HEAVEN ON EARTH 

Raquels, Market Pavement 
0956-457-546. 10.30-late. £3. Fabio, 
Lennox, Da Full Vibe, DJ EFF and 
Danni Murray. 


j BIRMINGHAM: FUN Steering 
i Wheel, Wrottesley St 01 21 -622-1 332. 
i 1 0-late. £8. Jon Pleased Wimmin, 

: Colin Dread, DJ Dick and Bowen... 
; Andy Weatherall and John Kelly 
: guest at WOBBLE (Venue, Branston St 
j 0121-233-0339. 11 -7am) with Phil 
i Gifford, Si Long, The Lovely 
: Helen and Matt Skinner. . . Scott 
j Bond is at REPUBLICA (Bakers, 
j 162 Broad St 01 21 -633-3839. 10- 
: late. £6). . . And also at MISS 
I MONEYPENNIES (Bonds, Bond St 
j 01 21 -633-0397. 9.30-late. £8.50). 
j BLACKPOOL: FEDERATION The 
Main Entrance, Central Promenade. 
01253-292-335. £9. With Allistair 
Whitehead, Dean Bell and Rick 
Bonetti on the decks. 
BRADFORD: DUBSHACK Windsor 
Baths, 1 1 Great Horton Rd. 01 1 3-279-3045. 
9-4am. £1 0. Holding over 2,000 
people, this is possibly the biggest 
drum ‘n’ bass event to date in the 
north of England. And one of the 
best, if this line-up is anything to go 
by: Grooverider, Jumpin' Jack Frost, 
Regulate (aka Dillinger), L-Double 
(Rex Records), Mowgli, EFX and a 
rare appearance from Steve Gurley 
from Rogue Unit. The Dubshack 
Consortium play live. Bassman, 

Pain and D Bo Genaral are MCing. 
BRIGHTON: GLAMOUROUS 
Escape, 10 Marine Parade. 01 273-606- 

906. 1 0- 2am. £6.50. Jon Da Silva, 
Marcus Saunderson and Paul 
Clarke. . . Steve Lee visits GO IT 
GIRL (The Zap, Old Ship Beach. 01273- 
821-588. 10-4am. £7.50). 

BRISTOL: SATURDAY'S Lakota, 

6 Upper York SL 01272-426-193. 9.30- 
6am. £9. CJ Mackintosh, Gordon 
Kaye and Jim “Shaft" Ryan Si. . . 

DJ Style, Mistri & Wile Up, Mr 
Mention and special guests 

DJ Lynx and Digz spin at RADIO 
CLASH PART 2 (Malcolm X Centre, 

141 City Rd. 10-late. £8). 

BURNLEY: GET LIFTED Angels, 

Curzon St 01282-352-22. 9-2am. £8. Ian 
Ossia, Paul Taylor and Big Danny. 
COALVILLE: PASSION The 
Emporium, 69 Belvoir Rd, Coalville, 
Leicestershire. 9-2am. £7.50/£6. Seb 
Fontaine, Jonny Dangerously, 

JFK and Tee Smith. 

COVENTRY: SMILE Magic 
Roundabout, A45 at Stretton-On- 
Dunsmore. 01203-545-604. 9-2am. £5. 
With Jules and Jay-G. 

DERBY: PROGRESS Conservatory, 
Cathedral Rd. 01 332-362-266. 9-2am. £9. 
Farley “Jackmaster" Funk, Jon 
Pleased Wimmin along with 
Pete & Russel. 

DUBUN: TEMPLE OFSOUND 
Ormond Quay. 00-3531-872-1811. 10.30- 
late. £8. Dave Clarke guests with 

Billy Scurry. 

EDINBURGH: YIP YAP La Belle 
Angele, 1 1 Hashes Close. 01 31 -225-2774. 
10.30-3.30am. £6. Gareth 
Sommerville and Dave Brown. 
GLASGOW: SUB CLUB 22 Jamaica 
St 01 41 -248-4600. 1 1 -3am. £8. Harri, 
Dominic and Oscar. 
HUDDERSFIELD: DAMNATION 
1 8-20 Georges Square. 0973-285-421 . 1 0- 
4am. £8. Chris & James, Phil Sagar, 
Asa, Jonni Band Mark Wilkinson. 
LEEDS: THE ORBIT After Dark, South 
Queen St Morley. 01 1 32-523-542. 9-2am. 

£1 0/£8. Neil Landstrumm, The 
Advent, MarkTumerand Nigel 
Walker. . . Ralph Lawson and 
Huggy are at BACK TO BASICS 
(Pleasure Rooms, Marrion St 01 132-449- 

474. 1 0- 6am). . . Dave Lambert from 
Positiva joins Anne Savage at 
HAPPY (Music Factory, 174 Briggate. 

011 3-255-0439. 9-4am. £8)... Noel 
Lambrosa and TWA are at VAGUE 
(Wherehouse, Summer SL 0113-246-1033. 
10-4.30am.£9)... Carl Bedford invites 
MarkT urner and Kev Wharton from 
Thank Fuck It's Friday to MEX (Mex, 

2a Call Lane. 0113-242-8522 7.30-3am. £4). 


1 


LIVERPOOL: VOODOO Le Bateau. 

! 62 Duke St 01 51 -727-1 388. 9-2am. £6. 

Jeff Mills, Skitch, Andy Nicholson, 
Secret Weapon and Steve 
Shiels. . . Paul Oakenfold is at 
CREAM (Nation, Wolstenholme Square. 
01 51 -709-1 693. 9-2am. £8) with Justin 
Robertson, Andy Carroll, James 
Barton and Paul Bleasedale. 
LONDON: RENAISSANCE The Cross, 
Kings Cross Goods Yard, York Way, N1 . 
01782-717-871. 10-6am. £15. Fathers 
Of Sound, John Digweed and 
Dave Seaman. . . Eric Miller is at 
PRESSURE ZONE (Mars, 12 Sutton Row, 
W1 . 01 71 -287-0503. 1 0-6am. £1 0) with 
Tony Montana, Danny Lobo and 
Chester. . . Call RULIN’ (Ministry Of 
Sound, 1 03 Gaunt St SE1 . 01 71 -378-6528. 
1 1 -9am. £1 5) for details of the finest 
house DJs around. . . Jeremy 
Healy, Brandon Block and 
Laurence Nelson are joined by 
the excellent Zammo, Keld 
Tholstrup and James Mac are at 
CLUB FOR LIFE (Gardening Club 2, 196 
Piccadilly. 0171-497-3153. 10.30-6am. 
£12)... K Klass and Miss Barbie 
are at BLISS (The Wag Club, 35 Wardour 
St W1 . 0589-966-1 43. 1 0-6am. £1 2/£1 0) 
with Phil Mison and Von. . . Nancy 
Noise guests at JUST CAN'T GET 
ENOUGH (Gardening Club, 4 The Piazza, 
Covent Garden, WC2. 01 71 -379-4793. 

£12) with Paul Gardener and The 
Boot Boys. . . Patrick Forge, 
Damien Larazand Black Widow 
are at JAZZ GOES POP (Turnmills. 
Turnmill St EC1 . 01 71 -498-6042. 1 0.30- 
3am. £5)... And TRADE (Turnmills, 
Turnmill St EC1. 0171-250-3409. 3am- 
noon. £10) continues with Alan 
Thompson, Tony DeVit, Tall Paul 
and Malcolm Duffy. . . THE LEISURE 
LOUNGE (121 Holborn, WC2 0171-242- 
1345. 10-6am.£12) is still going strong 
with Andy Morris at the helm. . . 


Nicky Holloway and Chris Good 
spin at VELVET UNDERGROUND 
(Velvet Underground, 1 43 Charing Cross 
Rd, WC2. 01 71 -734-4687. 1 0.30-4am. 

£1 0). . . Barney York is at SEX LOVE 
& MOTION (Soundshaft Charing Cross, 
WC2 01 81 -547-0930. 1 0.30-3.45am. £8) 
with Keith Fielder, Paul Tibbs 
and Russ Cox. . . Luv Dup, Jon 
Marsh, Nancy Noise, Phil Perry, 
Mrs Woods, The Fabulous 
Hutchinson Brothers, Von, 

Danny Slade and Rory O’More 
all scheduled to appear at UNITED 
KINGDOM (Club UK, Buckhold Rd, SW18. 
01 81-877-01 1 0. 1 0-6am. £1 2/£1 0). . . 
Micky Finn, Kenny Ken, Darren 
Jay, Randall and Fearless reside 
at AlAfOL (SW1 Club, 191 Victoria St 
SW1. 01 71 -61 3-4770.1 0-6am. £12/£10). . . 
Sister Bliss, Kelvin Andrews and 
LuvDup are at INDEPENDANCE 
(EC1 Club, Farringdon Rd, EC1.0171- 
242-1 571 . 9-6am. £1 2/£1 0) with Miss 
Barbie and Paul Kelly. . . Seb 
Fontaine, Brandon Block and 
Luke Neville are at MALIBU STACEY 
(Hanover Grand, Hanover Square, W1 . 

01 81-964-91 32. 1 0-5am. £12)-*-... 

The Bump And Hustle Boys 
return to GARAGE CITY (Bar Rumba, 

36 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1. 0171-287- 
2715. £10) with Aydin, Bobbi& 
Steve, Chrissy T, Rude Boy 
Rupert and Brian Tapped from 
Urban Blues Project. . . Craig 
Dimech, Nancy Noise and Andy 
Morris play THE SATELLITE CLUB 
(The Colloseum, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall. 
0171-582-0300. 10-6am.£12/£10). 
Bobby and Steve from The Zoo 
Experience are in the Garage 
room... Tall Paul, Craig Jenson, 
Luke Neville and Ben & Andy 
man the decks at VANITY FAYRE 
(Raw, 1 1 2a Great Russel St, WC1 . 

0171 -637-3375. 1 0.30-5am. £12)... 


132 MUZIK 




Kiss 1 0OFM host IN THE NAME OF 

HOUSE (Club UN, High Rd, Tottenham, 

N1 7. 1 0-6am). . . And watch out for 
Dimitri from Dee-Lite at Mr C's 
The End nightclub. 
MAIDSTONE: BABYLOVE 
Polo Club, Wierton Place, Boughton 
Monchelsea. 01 622-758-257. 9-2am. 

£6. Alex P, Athos, Dan Smith and 
The Boot Boys. 

MANCHESTER: HOLY CITY ZOO 

York St, All Saints Park. 0161-273-7467. 
£8. Ralphi Rosario, Robin Curly 
and Planet Janet. . . Graeme Park 
is at THE HACIENDA (Whitworth St 
01 61 -236-5051 . 9.30-3am. £1 3) with 
Tom Wainyyright and Dick 
Johnson 0 . . . Judge Jules and 
John Kelly spin at GOLDEN (Sankeys 
Soap, Beehive Mill, Jersey St 01782-621 - 
454. 9.30-3am. £10/£8) with Kelvin 
Andrews and Dean Wilson mm .. . 
Nipper and Kenny Grogan 
host The Revival Session at 
LIFE (Bowlers, Longbridge Rd. 0345- 
573-521. 8-late. £12). 
NEWCASTLE: SHINDIG Riverside, 
Melbourne St 0468-132-142. 9-3am. 
£7/£6. Junior Boys Own Party 
with Farley & Heller, Rocky & 
Diesel, Darren Price and Scott 
& Scooby. Wi, 

NOTTINGHAM: 1 00% PURE 

DELUXE Deluxe, 22 St James' St 01 1 5- 
947-4819. 9.30-late. Jeremy Healy, 

Al Mackenzie, Timm and Laurie, 
Ossie and Jonathan. 

PAISLEY: CLUB 69 Roxy’s, 40 
New Sneddon St 0141-552-5791. 9.30- 
2am. £5. Martin & Wilba. 

PERTH: TORQUE Club V. 01738-443- 
788. 8-1 am. £3. Mark Burns, Colin 
Hasson and Kenny McGoff. J 1 
PRESTON: ZONE The Bance Factory, 
Aquaduct St 01772-885-799. 8-2am. 
Andy Pendle, Dave Taylor, 
Andrew Dean, Ollie McCluskey, 
Kev Lewis and MC’s. 
SHEFFIELD: LOVE TO BE Music 
Factory, 33 London Rd. 0113-242-7845. 

9- 4am. £10. Benji Candelario, 

Alister Whitehead and Buckley. . . 
Al McKenzie guests at FORBIDDEN 
FRUIT (Capitol Nightclub, Matilda St 
0585-201 -854. 9-4am.£6/£5). 
SOUTHEND: ENOUGH TO MAKE 
YOU COME Club Art 9 Elmer Approach. 
01702-333-277. £6. Graham Gold, Si 
Barry and Martin French. 

STOKE: PLATINUM The Academy, 
Glass St Hanley. 01782-213-838. 9-4am. 
£10. Greg Fenton, Norman Jay, 
Sanjay, Nick Sheldon, Kirstie 
McAra and Alex Sparrow. 
SWINDON: FRISKY Brunei Rooms, 
Havelock Sq. 01 793-531 -384. 9-3am. 
£6/£5. Hosted by Paul “Trouble" 
Anderson. 0 

WINDSOR: HOUSE OF WIN0S0R 
Mirage, William St 01276-678-742. 

10- 6am. Gayle San, D’Julz, Sister 
Bliss and Nick Norman. 
WOLVERHAMPTON: UK 
MIDLANDS Foxes Lane. 0121-530-2233. 
8-4am. £12. Call for guest details. . . 
Dave Angel, Christian Vogel and 
Nathon Gregory spin at ATOMIC 
JAM (Palamola Banqueting Suite, 34-36 
Broad St 01 902-71 1 -61 9. 8.30-2am. 

£5.50) with The Atmospheric 
Being performing live on stage. 


Sunday November 19 


GLASGOW: VIOD Sub Club, 22 
Jamaica SL0141-248-4600. 10-3am. 

£6. Claude Young and Dan 
Brown. . . Harri plays at LUSH 
(Vooduu Room, Cambridge St 0141- 
332-3437. 10-3am. £5). 

LEEDS: SUNDAY SERVICE Mex, 2a 
Call Lane. 0113-242-8522. 7pm-midnight 
£4. Simon Scott. 

LONDON: SPREAD LOVE PROJECT 

Gass Club, Whitcomb St 0171-839-3922. 
11-6am.£7.The kind of sounds 
you’d normally expect in the 
deepest New York house clubs. . . 



John Carter and Richard Fearless 

are at SOCIAL-ISM Sinithfields, 334- 
338 Central Markets, Farringdon St, 
EC1.£4)... Goldie presents 
METALHEADZ' BLUE SONDAYS 
(Blue Note, 1 Hoxton Square, N1. 

01 71 -729-8440. 7-12am. £5). . 

Nick James is at STRUTT (Cross, 
Goods Yd, N1. 0181-964-3172. 9-4am. 

£6). . . Blu Peter, Mrs Woods, 
Hugo and guests play FF (Turnmills, 
63b Clarkenwell St 01 71 -250-3409. 
9-6am. £8/£5) to a hot and sweaty 
gay crowd. . . MK Ultra, Xavier 
and The Kenosha Kid are at THE 
RUMPUS ROOM (The Albany, Great 
Portland St 7-1 2am. £3)... Princess 
Julia resides at QUEER NATION 
(Gardening Club, 4 The Piazza, Covent 
Garden, WC2. 01 71 -497-31 53. 1 0-3.30am. 
£5). Bring back Luke Howard! 

The capital needs this man. 
MANCHESTER: VERSIVO The 
Roadhouse, 8-1 0 Newton St 01 61 -766- 
3926. 7-12am. £2. Autechre play live 
with Rob Hall, Andy Maddocks 
and Mike Williamson. 

SLOUGH: FULL CIRCLE Greyhound, 
Colnbrook Bypass. 01 81 -898-5935. 
2-6pm. £5. Words can’t describe 
how very special today will be. 

Full Circle has always been at the 
cutting edge of contemporary 
house music and this event will 
be no exception. Today is 
important because Jeff Mills is so 
fierce, one can only chuckle at the 
thought of hearing him play the 
middle of a peaceful Sunday 
afternoon. Phil Perry “warms" up. 


Monday November 20 


BRIGHTON: CHECKPOINT 
CHARLIE Zap, Old Ship Beach. 01 273- 
821-588. Jon Pleased Wimmin, Billy 
Nasty, Richard Ford, Stripe and 
Pierre W- . . . Tom Wainwright, 
Robert Owens and Bobby 
Langley are on THE SOUND 
EDUCATION TOUR (The Event. 01273- 
708-888. £3) with Love T o Infinity 
and Mone on stage. 

DUBLIN: LOUNGIN’ THE TEMPLE 
OF SOUND Ormand Quay. 00-3531-872- 

1811.10.30- late.£3.Glen Brady and 
Adife NicCanna. 0 
LONDON: THAT’S HOW IT IS Bar 
Rhumba, Shaftesbury Avenue, WI . 01 71 - 
837-21 52. Till 3am. James Lavelle, 

Ben Wilcox and Gilles Peterson. . . 
Jim Masters invites the world's 
finest DJs to open their hearts on 
the decks at CHILLIN’ (Riki Tik, 23-24 
Bateman St, WI. 0171-437-1977. 8-1 am. 
Free). . . Phil Brill and DJ Alice play 
at CLUB TROPICANA (The Gardening 
Club, 4 The Piazza, WC2. 01 71 -497-31 53. 

10.30- 3am. £5/£3). . . Nicky Holloway 
and Paul Harris keep the drinkers 
happy at WORLD RECESSION (The 
Velvet Underground, 143 Charing Cross 
Rd, WC2. 01 71 -734. 1 0-3am. £5). . . Live 
roots and reggae can be heard at 
CLUB JAMIN (WKD 18, Kentish Town Rd, 
N WI . 01 71 -402-5042. 9-2am. £5). 


Tuesday November 21 


BIRMINGHAM: NO BITCHIN' 

Steering Wheel, Wrottesley St 0121-622- 
3385. 10-2am. £4/£3. Patrick Smoove 
and James Larock. 

LONDON: THE PINCH Gardening 
Club, 4 Tire Piazza, WC2. 0171-497-3153. 
10- 3am. £5. Nick Rapaccioli from 
Atlas Records and Fabio Paras. . . 
Femi, Ben, Pete and Felix Parker 
are at BITCHES BREW (Venom, Bear 
St, WC2. 0956-338-278. 10-3am. £5). 
TE ESIDE: UP YER RONSON 
SOUNDTRACK TOUR University Of 
Teeside. 01 1 3-244-5521 .Jeremy Healy, 
Allister Whitehead and Marshall. 


Wednesday November 22 


BATH: DIG THE NEW BREED Moles 
Club, George St 0378-355-426. Andy 
Smith from Portishead and Gerard. 


BIRMINGHAM: FREESTYLE JBs 

Nightclub, Damson Parkway, Solihull. 8- 
2am. £2. John-Paul and Adele. 
BRIGHTON: LEGENDS OFTHE 
DARK BUCK Zap, Old Ship Beach. J- 
01273-821 -588. 10-2am. £5/£4. Jungle 
night with A Guy Called Gerald. 
BRISTOL: HEAVENLY Lakota, E 
Upper York St 01 17-942-6207. 9.30-4am. 
£4/£3. Paul Harris. 

LONDON: PLEASED Velvet 
Underground. 143 Charing Cross Rd, WI. 
01 71 -439-4655. 1 0-3am. £5. Jon 
Pleased Wimmin and Paul 
Woods... Paul ‘Trouble" 
Anderson hosts THE LOR (HQ, West 
Yard, NW1 . 01 71 -81 3-5266. 9.30-3am, 
£5)... Nick Holder guests at 
SPACE (Bar Rhumba, 35 Shaftesbury 
Avenue, WI . 01 71 -287-271 5. 1 0-3am. 
£5/£3) with Luke Solomon and 
Kenny Hawkes. , . Frankie D and 
Alex Hazzard are at TECHNOSIS 
(Gossip, 69 Dean St Soho, WI. 9.30- 
3.30am. £6). . . Chris H plays at 
GIVE IT A SUCK!! (GC2 196 Piccadilly. 
WI. 0973-328-1 52. 10-3am.£4/£3) 
with residents Jon Nelson and 
Richard Taylor. .. Nick Dare hosts 
OVERSEXED (The Gardening Club, The 
Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2. 0171 -497- 
3153. IO-3am. £5) with guests 
NORTHUMBRIA: OP YER 
RONSON SOUNDTRACK TOUR 
University Of Northumbria. 01 1 3-244- 
5521 . With Jeremy Healy, Alex P 
and Marshall on the decks. 
SHEFFIELD: THE SOUND 
EDUCATION TOUR The Music Factory. 

01 1 3-242-7845. £5/£4. Robert Owens, 
Bobby Langley and Love To Infinity. 


Thursday November 23 


BATH: GORGEOUS Hub Club. 0225- 
425-376. 9-2am. £5. Dave Seaman, 
Robin & Mike and Gerard from 
Dig The New Breed. 

DUBLIN: LIVIN’ LARGE Temple Of 
Sound, Ormond Quay. 00-3531-872-1811. 
10.30-late. £5/£3. Mark Dixon and 
Stephen Mulhall reside 3* . . . 
Colin Daly is at LOVE (Columbia Mills, 
Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. 1 1 -late. £5). 
LONDON: SPEED Mars, 1 2 Sutton 
Row, WI . 01 71 -439-4655. 1 0-3.30am. £5. 
Fabio, Bukem and Kemistry & 
Storm. . . Jon Nelson joins Steve 
Lee at ANIMAL HOUSE (Gardening 
Club, 4 The Piazza, WC2. 01 71 -497-31 53. 
£5/£4)... Colin Dale, Colin Favor 
and Craig Thomas spin at 
CONTINUUM (EC1 Club, Farringdon Rd, 
EC1 . 81 71 -242-1 571 . 1 0-6am). . . 
Shamanarchy host MEGATRIPOLIS 
(Heaven, The Arches, Villiers St. WC2. 

01 81 -968-8830. 8.38-3.3flam. £7), 
where a Natural Ecstasy Dance 
Workshop will be taking place. 
NOTTINGHAM: THE GARAGE The 
House, 1 69 Huntington St 01 1 5-956- 
5324. 1 0-2am. £3. Victor Simonelli, 
Jon Of The Wicked Bitches, Dave 
Grantham and Matt Wolfe. . . 

Ian Tatham resides at ASK YER 
DAD (Deluxe, 22 St James’ St. 01 1 5- 
947-481 9. 9.30-late. £3). 

READING: CHECKPOINT CHARLIE 
After Dark, 1 1 2 London St 01 71 -486- 
1877. 9-2am. £6. Sister Bliss, 

Richard Ford, Pierre and Stripe 
host a Distinctive night. 
SOUTHAMPTON: SQUEEZE 
Jolly’s Club, Chapel St £5. Phil Perry 
joins John Boswell, Woodward, 
Hywell and DJ Storm. JE* 


Friday November 24 


BALDOCK: PROMISED LAND 

Tudor Oaks, Just off N1 , Northbound. 
9-late. £6. Darren McCarthy, 
Deano and Phil Down. 
BIRMINGHAM: SLAG Steering 
Wheel, Wrottesley St 01 21 -41 5-431 3. 
Owen Owens and local DJs only. 
Respect due for a strong DJ 
policy which will ultimately work 
in their favour. As proved at the 
firing Muzik night last month. 


BRIGHTON: CLUB FOOT Escape, 

10 Marine Parade. 01273-606-906. 10- 
2am. £5. Chad Jackson, Andy Mac 
and Steve Murry. . . Tony DeVit is 
at RED (Zap, Old Ship Beach. 01273-821- 
588.1B.3B-5am.£7)../' 

BRISTOL: TEMPTATION Lakota. 6 
Upper York St 81 1 7-942-6268. 9.3B-4am. 
Dave Angel, Tasha, Jody, Ian 
Wilkie and Leon Alexander. 
CHESTER: SWEET Blimpers, City 
Rd. 01244-343-781. 9.30-2am. £6/£5 
members. Al Mackenzie, Russ 
K Klass and Phil Cooper. 
COVENTRY: CRAZY DAISY’S 
Magic Roundabout A45 at Stretton-On- 
Dunsmore. 01 203-545-604. 9-2am. £5. 
Scott Bond, Jules and Jay-G. 
DERBY: THE FRIDAY CLUB Blue 
Note, 14a Sadler Gate. 01332-295-155. 
10-2.30am. £5. Timm and Laurie 
and guest Lisa Loud. 

DUBLIN: TEMPLE OF SOUND 
Ormond Quay. 00-3531-872-1811. 

1 0.30-late. £6/£5. Residents Johnny 
Moy and Billy Scurry. 0 
EDINBURGH: PURE Venue. 17-21 
Calton St. 0131-200-3662. 10.30-3am. £7. 
Twitch, Brainstorm, The Dribbler 
and The Bill. 

GLASGOW: SLAM Arches, 22 
Midland St 01 41 -221 -8385. 1 0.30-3am. 

£6. Stuart McMillan and Orde 
Miekle. . . Gareth Sommerville 
is in THE YARD (Sub Club, 22 Jamaica 
St 0141-248-4600. 10-3am). 
HASTINGS: DANGEROUS Hastings 
Pier. 01 424-424-1 88. 1 0-7am. First 
birthday celebrations with 
Grooverider, LTJ Bukem, Roni 
Size, JJ Frost, Mickey Finn, Kenny 
Ken, DJ SS, Ray Keith, MC Dett, 
Stevie Hyper, Fearless, Conrad 
and Warren G. 

HEREFORD: NAUGHTY BUT NICE 

The Rooms, Bridge St. 01432-267-378. 
10-2am.£6. Resident Darren Price 
(but not the Darren Price). . . Daz 
Saund has a FETISH (The Venue, 18 
West SL 01 432-382-724.9-2am. £5). 
HULL: DEJA VU Room, 82-88 George 
St 01 482-323-1 54. 9-4am. £8/£7. Tom 
Wainwright, Christian Woodyatt, 
John Lancaster, Richie, Marianne 
and Terry. 

KENT: ESSENCE The Old Barn, Stocks 
Green Road, Hildenborough. 01732-834- 
444. 9-2am. £8. Fallatio, Steve 
Stomp and Errol D. 

LEEDS: UP YER RONSON Music 
Factory, Briggate. 01 1 3-244-5521 . 1 0- 
4am. £9/£7 Jeremy Healy, Brandon 
Block, Marshall, Andy Ward, Neil 
Metznerand Paul Murray. . . 

EASE hosts the HEADZ CLUB (Mex, 
2a Call Lane. 01 13-242-8522. 9.30- 
2.30am. £5/£4) with Wayne Sealey. 
UVERPOOL: FULL ON PRESENTS 
“THE HACIENDA” Nation, 

Wolstenholme Sq. 0151-709-1693. 1 fl- 
eam. £10. Carl Cox, Graeme Park, 
Tom Wainwright, Jon Dasilva, 
Bobby Langly, Jeremy Healy, 

Andy Carroll and James Barton. 
LONDON: FLAVOUR The End, West 
Central St WC1. 0171-379-4770. 10-7am. 


Chez Damier, Terry Francis, 
Kendrix, Unique, Jasper The Vinyl 
Junkie, Martin Mad Hatter and 
Rhythm & Business. . . T erry Marks, 
Joel Xavier and Nick Hook are at 
WHOOP IT UP! (Gardening Club, The 
Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2. 01 81 -875-0385. 
10.30.-5am. £8) with Mark Moore. . . 
Lottie resides at THE GALLERY 
(Turnmills, 63 Clerkenwell Rd, El. 0171- 
250-3409. 1 0-7.30am. £1 0) with Nicky 
Holloway, Tall Paul, Darren Stokes 
and Steve Lee. . . Craig Walsh, Daz 
Saund and Jim Masters are at OPEN 
ALL HOURS (Ministry Of Sound, 103 Gaunt 
St SE1 . 01 71 -378-6528. 1 0.30-7am £1 2). . . 
Richie Fingers and Breeze visit 
HANKY PANKY (SW1 Club, 191 Victoria 
St SW1. 0171-734-4152. 10.30-6am. £10) 
with Roy The Roach. . . Seb 
Fontaine plays at GLITTERATI 
(Cross, Goods Yd, N1. 0171-837-0828. 

10.30- 4.30am. £10) alongside 
Allister Whitehead and Conrad 
Blane. . . Frank Lorber, Gayle 
San and Ribbz play in the 
Cosmic Cave while Paul 
Oakenfold, Billy Nasty and 
Steve Johnson host the T ribal 
Temple at FINAL FRONTIER (Club UK, 
Buckhold Rd, SW1 8. 01 81 -877-01 10.10- 
6am. £1 1 /£9). The infamous 
Sugarlump Sound System are in 
the Shangri-La. . . Blu Peter, Mrs 
Woods, Princess Julia, Steve 
Young and Steven React are at 
GARAGE (Heaven, Villiers St WC2. 0171- 
839-521 0.10-3am. £8)... Seb 
Fontaine guests at THE VELVET 
UNDERGROUND (Velvet Underground, 
143 Charing Cross Rd, WC2. 0171-734- 

4687. 10.30- 4am. £10) with Nicky 
Holloway. . . Graham Gold, 

Dave Lambert, Darren Pearce 
and Craig Dimech host PEACH 
(Leisure Lounge, 121 Holborn, EC1. 0171- 
582-0800. 1 0-6am. £1 0/£7). . . Scott 
Mac, Frankie Cheeseman and 
Spencer Broughton get SLINKY 
(Legends, 29 Old Burlington St WI. 

01 71 -437-9933. 1 0-6am. £8). And 
please change those apalling 
adverts on Kiss 1 0OFM. . . 

Dodge, Alex Baby, Femi Fern 
and Sam B play at ROTATION 
(Subterania, Acklam Rd, W10. 0181- 
747-91 45.10.30-3.30. £8)... Tony 
Foxwell, Joby and Johnny Shags 
Good play sexy uplifting house 
at THREE SHREDDED WHEAT 
(Happy Jax, Arch 5, Shand St SE1 . 
0589-035-1 65. 9-3am. £7). 

LUTON: JOY The Zone, Gordon St 
01582-458-750. 9.30-3am. £3. Paul 
Bleasedale, Miles Hollway, Jeff 
Keenan and Martin Deacon. 
MANCHESTER: BUGGED 
OUT Sankeys Soap, Jersey St Ancoats. 
0161-237-3128. 10-3am. £6. Dave 
Clarke, Justin Robertson and 
James Holroyd. . . Li’l Louis 
and DJ Duke guest at SHINE 
(Hacienda, 11-13 Whitworth St 01 61 - 
236-5051. 9.30-3am. £6) with Pete 
Robinson and Dave Rofe in the 
5th Man downstairs. U* 


MUZIK 133 








Nev Johnson and Griff reside 

at HOLY CITY ZOO (York St, All Saints 
Park. 0161-273-7467. £7). 
MANSFIELD: RIPE The Yard, 61 
West Gate. 01623-222-36. 8-2am. £6. 

Ian Ossia, Craig Campbell, Nick 
Rogers and Duncan Betts. 
NEWCASTLE: NICE Planet Earth, 
Low Friars St 01 91 -232-5255. 1 0-2am. 
£6.Skev& Hans.andTrannies 
With Attitude host. 

PERTH: WILDLIFE Ice Factory, Shore 
Road. 01382-581-140. 10.30-3am. £7. 
Zammo, Gareth Sommerville 
and Mark Stuart. Jr 
PRESTON: CHEEKY MONKEY 21 
Cannon St 01772-257-041. 10-2am. £4. 
Dominic North, Jamie & Jon Roland. 
READING: THE FULL MONTY The 
Holy Rumes, 1 1 Castle St 0831 -31 3-322. 
9-4ara. £8. Darren Emerson, 
Smokin' Jo, Jaye MacKenzie, 

Tony Belamy and Timmy John. 
ROMFORD: MALARKY Hollywoods, 
Atlanta Boulevard. 01708-746-280. 

9-4am. £8. Renaissance night with 
Chris & James, Ian Ossia, Nick 
Warren, Allister Whitehead, 
Gareth Cooke, Steve Johnson, 
Kelly Scollard and Tony Grimley. 
SHEFFIELD; STEEL Music Factory. 
33 London Rd. 01 1 3-244-5521 . 9-4am. 

£8. Graeme Park and Buckley. . . 
Boy George and Sister Bliss 
guest at RISE (Leadmill, 6-7 Leadmill 
Rd. 01 1 4-275-4500. 1 0-4am, £8/£6) 
with Luvdup. J“ 

STAFFORD: SWOON Colliseum, 
Newport Rd. 01785-424-44. 9-2am. £7. 
Stress Records night with Chris & 
James and Tom & Jerry Bouthier. 
STOKE: SIN CITY The Academy, 20 
Glass St Hanley. 01 782-41 0-733. 9-3am. 
£6/£5. Mike E-Bloc, Sanjayand 
John Taylor. J“ 

SWANSEA: THE SOUND 
EDUCATION TOUR University Of Wales. 
01 792-295-405. £7.50. Robert 
Owens, Bobby Langley and Love 
To Infinity all play. 

SWINDON: THE FRUIT CLUB 
Brunei Rooms, Havelock Sq. 01793-531- 
384. 9-3am. £6(£5. Alex P, LTJ 
Bukem, Jumpin’ Jack Frost 
and DJ Lee. J» 

WIGAN: DREAM Wigan Pier. 
01942-230-769. 8-2am. Malcolm 
Charles, LeeTurner, Cris Platt 
and guests. 

WINDSOR: FRENCHIES Mirage, 
William SL 01276-678-742. 

Nicky Burnell. 

WOLVERHAMPTON: PIMP 

Picassos, 34-36 Broad SL 81 902-71 1 -61 9. 
9.3D-2am. £4. Mark Moore, Scott 
Bond and a surprise guest. 


Saturday November 25 


BASILDON: HEAVEN ON EARTH 

Raquels, Market Pavement. 0956-457- 
546. 10.30-late. £3. DJ SS, Lennox, 
Da Full Vibe and DJ EFF, 
BELFAST: RESOLUTION The Venue, 
Bruce St 01 26-556-355. 9-1 .30am. £1 0. 
Boy George with Col Hamilton 
and Willie Newberry. 
BIRMINGHAM: WOBBLE Venue, 
Branston St 01 21 -233-0339. 11 -7am. 

Luv Dup, Steve Butler, Phil 
Gifford, Si Long, Matt Skinner 
and The Lovely Helen. . . Scott 
Bond is at REPUBLICA (Bakers, 162 
Broad St 01 21 -633-3839. 1 0-late. £6). . . 
Danny Rampling and Matt Booker 
play upstairs at FUN (Steering Wheel, 
Wrottesley St 01 21 -622-1 332. 1 0-late. 
£8), Simon Fathead spins dope 
beats downstairs. . . Phil Gifford 
and Si Long are at WOBBLE (Venue, 
Branston St 01 21 -233-0339. 1 1 -7am). . . 
The Ryan boys continue to host 
MISS MONEYPENNIES (Bonds, Bond 
St 01 21 -633-0397. 9.30-late. £8.50). 
BLACKPOOL: FEDERATION The 
Main Entrance, Central Promenade. 
01253-292-335. £12. Renaissance 
Club Tour with John Digweed, 

Ian Ossia, Nigel Dawson, Dean 
Bell and Rick Bonetti. 
BRIGHTON: GLAMOROUS Escape, 

1 0 Marine Parade. 01 273-606-906. 

10-2am. £6.50. Danny Rampling, 
Marcus Saunderson and Paul 
Clarke. . . Chris Coco guests at 
GO IT GIRL (Zap, Old Ship Beach. 01273- 
821-588. 10.30-4am.£7.50).with 
resident, Eric Powell. US 
BRISTOL: SATURDAY'S Lakota, 6 
Upper York St 01272-426-193. 9.30-4am. 
£9. Russ & Paul from K Klass and 
Andy Carroll. HI 
BURNLEY: GET LIFTED Angels, 
Curzon St 01 28-235-222. 9-2am. £8. 

John Kelly, Paul Taylor, George 
Thompson and Matt Bell. 
COALVILLE: PASSION The 
Emporium. 69 Belvoir Rd, Coalville, 
Leicestershire. 9-2am. £7.50/£6. 

Daniele Davoli and The Lovely 
Helen all take to the decks. 
COVENTRY: SMILE: Magic 
Roundabout A45 at Stretton-On- 
Dunsmore. 01203-545-604. 9-2am. 

£5 Jules and Jay-G. 

DERBY: PROGRESS Conservatory, 
Cathedral Rd. 01332-362-266. 9-2am. £9. 
With Mark Moore, Tom & Jerry 
Bouthier and Pete & Russel. 
DOVER: DEEPSPACE Legends 
Nightclub, Newst. 01 304-225-555. 1 0- 
4am. £5. Mike E-Bloc, Danny 
Hybrid, Mike andTimo. 


DUBUN: TEMPLE OF SOUND 

Ormond Quay. 00-3531 -872-1 81 1 . 

1 0.30- late. £8. Liam Dollard and 
Johnny Moy. «£- 

EDINBURGH: STRIPPED La Belle 
Angele, 1 1 Hasties Close. 01 31 -225-2774. 

1 0.30- 3.30am. £6. Zammo and Kris 
Keegan. . . Stuart Duncan, Steve 
Livingston, Colin Cook and Alan 
Dundas host a residents night at 
HORNY MONKEY (The Vaults, Niddry St. 
0421 -452-977. 1 0-3.30am. £1 0). 
GLASGOW: THE ESSENTIAL MIX 
TOUR Arches, Midland SL 0171-756- 
2627. Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, 

Pete Tong and Paul Bleasedale. . . 
Derrick May is at the SUB CLUB 
(Jamaica St 01 41 -248-4600. 1 1 -3am. £8) 
with Harri, Dominic and Oscar. . . 
Dave Angel resides at ROTATION 
(Arena Club, Oswald SL 01 41 -221 -4583. 

10.30- 3.30am) with Damon Wild 
and DJ Kaos. 

HUDDERSFIELD: DAMNATION 

18-20 Georges Square. 0973-285-421. 

1 0-4am. £8. Alister Whitehead, 

Paul Chiswick, Asa, Jonni B and 
Mark Wilkinson. 

KEELE: THE SOUND EDUCATION 
TOUR Keele University. 01 782-71 1 -41 1 
ext 416. £10. With Nipper, Robert 
Owens, Bobby Langley, Love To 
Infinity and TakTix. 

LEEDS: THE ORBIT After Dark, 

South Queen St Morley. 01 1 32-523- 

542. 9- 2am. £10/£8. CJ Bolland, 

Nigel Walker, Jan Bury and 
Mark Turner. . . Ralph Lawson 
and Huggy are going BACK TO 
BASICS (Pleasure Rooms, Marrion SL 
011 32-449-474. 10-6am)... Daisy & 
Havoc and Phil Faversham 
present VAGUE (Wherehouse, 

Summer SL 0113-246-1033. 10-4.30am. 
£9). . . Carl Bedford resides at MEX 
(Mex, 2a Call Lane. 0113-242-8522. 7.30- 
3am.£4)... LuvDup join Tino, Phil 
Hardy and Lex L' Amour at HAPPY 
(Music Factory, 174 Briggate. 0113-255- 

0439. 9- 4am. £8). 

LEICESTER: HIGH SPIRITS The 

Venue, University Rd. 01 1 6-255-6282. 
Gordon Kaye, Ricky Stone, Marc 
Fuccio and Anthony Teasedale. 
LIVERPOOL: CREAM Nation, 
Wolstenholme Sq. 01 51 -709-1 693. 9.30- 
2am. £8. Jon Pleased Wimmin, 
Judge Jules, Andy Carroll, Paul 
Bleasedale and James Barton. . . 
Mr C plays at VOODOO (Le Bateau, 62 
Duke St 01 51 -709-6508. £5) with 
Skitch, Andy Nicholson, Secret 
Weapon and Steve Shiels. 


CLASSIC clubs 

SASHA reminisces about Stoke’s legendary SHELLEYS 
club, where he fulfilled his first ever residency 


SHELLEY’s was my first big 
residency. It was the first club I 
did that people really travelled 
to. Before that, everyone used 
to go to the Hacienda. But 
after we opened, we used to 
get people up from London 
and the Midlands. The music 
was really exciting and fresh. 
Lots of cheesey Italian piano 
records were coming out then 
- not that they were cheesey at 
the time, mind. It was that big 
Italian sound which nobody 
else wasplaying. Mike and 
Graham atthe Hacienda were 
more on an American tip. 

It was started by Gary, a mate 
of mine who used to do my DJ 
bookings and it was at a venue 
in Longton, Stoke. It began in 
September 1 991 and ran every 


Friday for about 1 8 months. 

At first, I used to alternate with 
other DJs from Manchester, 
like T ony Ross, Nipper and 
Laurent Gamier came over to 
play occasionally, but after four 
or five months, I wanted to do it 
every week. I used to play the 
whole night, a five-hour set, 
unless I was late. But I always 
managed to play at least three 
hours. I like to play long sets, 
I'm not into doing guest spots. 
Dave Seaman did the warm-up 
slot for me. He took over when 
I left the club and madea name 
for himself there. 

Shelleys was always totally 
packed. It was a big, square 
room - you could fit in about 
1 ,500 people - with a stage at 
one end and the DJ box in the 


middle 
and it had 
a really loyal crowd. It was so 
exciting to see 1 ,500 people 
waiting to get in at 8.00pm. The 
atmosphere was really intense, 
the air was full of horns and 
whistles and the music was all 
cheesey rave. Mad. 

The first few nights were 
incredibly exciting, but the best 
time I remember was New 
Year’s Eve, 1 992. it was 
unbelieveable, the 
atmosphere was so emotional. 

I got pissed off towards the 
end. It was all tops off and a bit 
of violence, so I left. As soon 
as places get written about in 
the media they attract people 
for the wrong reasons. It’s 
always best by word of mouth. 



LONDON: MALIBU STACEY 

Hanover Grand, Hanover Square, 0181- 
964-9132. W1. 10-4.30am. Malibu 
Stacey’s first birthday with 
Jeremy Healy, John Kelly, Seb 
Fontaine and Smokin’ Jo. . . 
Mickey Finn, Kenny Ken, Darren 
Jay, Dr S Gachet, Randall and 
Fearless play at AWOL (SW1 Club, 

1 91 Victoria St SW1. 01 71 -61 3-4770.1 0- 
6am.£12/£10)... Ricky Morrison, 
Dean Savonne, T ee Smith and 
Gary A are all in the PRESSURE 
ZONE (Mars, 12 Sutton Row, W1.0171- 
287-0503. 10-6am. £10)... Justin 
Berkmann is at RULIN’ (Ministry Of 
Sound, 1 03 Gaunt St SE1 . 01 71 -378-6528. 
11 -10am. £15)... Jeremy Healy and 
Laurence Nelson reside at CLUB 
FOR LIFE (Gardening Club 2, 196 
Piccadilly. 0171-497-3153. 10.30-6am. 
£12/£10) with guests Darren 
Stokes, Dave Seaman, Phil Mison, 
Danny Keith and Vivien Markey. . . 
Nicky Holloway and Chris Good 
host VELVET UNDERGROUND (Velvet 
Underground, 143 Charing Cross Rd, WC2. 
01 71 -734-4687. 1 0.30-4am. £1 0). . . Paul 
Gardener and The Boot Boys are 
at JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH (The 
Gardening Club, The Piazza, Covent 
Garden, WC2. 01 71 -497-31 53. 1 0.30-6am. 
£12)... Check THE LEISURE LOUNGE 
(1 21 Holborn, EC1 . 01 71 -242-1 345. 1 1 - 
6am. £10) for a reliable Saturday 
night out. .. John Kelly, Fat Tony 
and Luke Neville visit BLISS (The 
Wag Club, 35 Wardour St, W1 . 0589-966- 
143. 10-6am.£12/£10) with Von... 

DY Dove, Gareth Cooke and 
Jeremy Newall guest at GARAGE 
CITY (Bar Rumba, 36 Shaftesbury 
Avenue, W1. 0171-287-2715. £10) with 
Bobbi & Steve. . . The influential 
Patrick Forge plays at JAZZ GOES 
POP (Turnmills, Turnmill St EC1 .0171- 
498-6042. 10.30-3am. £5)... Tall Paul 
and Tony DeVit join Malcolm at 
TRADE (Turnmills, Turnmill St, EC1. 
0171-250-3409. 3am-noon. £10). . . 

Keith Fielder, Paul Tibbs and 
Russ Cox host a residents night 
at SEX LOVE & MOTION (Soundshaft 
Charing Cross, WC2. 0181-547-0930. 

1 0.30- 3.45am. £8). . . Fat Tony, Paul 
Kelly and Dean Thatcher guest at 
UNITED KINGDOM (Club UK, Buckhold 
Rd, Wandsworth, SW1 8. 01 81 -877-01 1 0. 
10-6am. £1 2/£1 0) with Clive Henry, 
Andy Morris, Eddie Lock, T ony 
Grimley and Keith Matthews. . . 
Kiss 1 0OFM host two nights at 
CLUB GROOVES (Island Music Arena, 

300 High Rd, Ilford. 01 71 -700-61 00. 
10-6am) and LORDS OF THE 
UNDERGROUND (Camden Palace, N1. 
0171-700-6100)... Craig Dimech, 

Nancy Noise and Andy Morris 
spin in the main room at THE 
SATELLITE CLUB (The Colloseum, 

Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall. 0171-582- 

0300. 1 0-6am. £12) while Seamus 
and Bobby and Steve from 
The Zoo Experience are in the 
garage room. . . Jeremy Healy 
guests at VANITY FAYRE (Raw, 112a 
Great Russel St, WC1. 0171-637-3375. 

1 0.30- 5am. £12) with Miss Barbie, 
Marky P and Johnny Rocca. . . 

The EVENING STANDARDS (Plastic 
People, 37 Oxford St W1. 0956-437-774. 

1 0.30- 6am. £8) continue to be set. . . 
Dodge and Femi Fern are at 
ROTATION (Subterania, Acklam Rd, W1 0. 
01 81 -747-91 45. 1 0.30-3.30am. £8). . . 

Nick Loveur, Spencer Broughton, 
Paul Gardener and DJ Fellatio 
from Girls FM are at PURE POETRY 
(Dorringtons, 338 Tunnel Avenue, 

Blackwall Tunnel Approach, SE10. 
0973-425-508. 10-4am. £8). 
MAIDSTONE: BABYLOVE Polo 
Club, Wierton Place, Boughton 
Monchelsea. 01 622-758-257. 9-2am. £6. 
Sister Bliss, Athos, Dan Smith 
and The Boot Boys. 
MANCHESTER: GOLDEN Sankeys 
Soap, Beehive Mill, Jersey St 01782-621 - 


: 454. 9.30-3am. £1 0/£8. TWA, Kelvin 
Andrews and Dean Wilson. . . 
Tsuyoshi (Prana) and Mark Allen 
spin at RETURN TO THE SOURCE 
(The Academy, Oxford Rd. 0171-703- 
5835. 9-4am. £9) with a live set from 
Medicine Drum and a 
performance by The Sushumna 
Ritual Dance Theatre. . . Graeme 
Park, Tom Wainwright, Bobby 
Langly and Dick Johnson reign 
supreme at THE HACIENDA 
(Whitworth St 01 61 -236-5051 . 9.30-3am. 
£13) «£*... DJ Absolute guests at 
LIFE (Bowlers, Longbridge Rd. 0345-573- 

521. 8- 2am. £12) with Stu Allen from 
Clock, John Waddicker and 
Bowa. . . Neon Leon guests at 
HOLY CITY ZOO (York St All Saints Park. 
0161-273-7467. £8) with Robin 
Curley and Planet Janet. 
MANSFIELD: HOT TO TROT Venue 
44, 44 Belvedere St 01332-362-266. 11- 
7.30am. £16. Lisa Loud, Jon Pleased 
Wimmin, Angel, Pete & Russel. 
NEWCASTLE: SHINDIG Riverside, 
Melbourne St 0468-1 32-1 42. 9-3am. 
£7/£6. Norman Jay, Craig Walsh, 
Scott and Scooby. 2* 
NOTTINGHAM: 1 00% PURE 
DELUXE Deluxe, 22 St James’ SL 01 1 5- 
947-4819. 9.30-late. Terry Farley, 

Pete Heller, Angel, Timm & Laurie. 
PAISLEY: CLUB 69 Roxy’s, 40 New 
Sneddon St 0141 -552-5791 . 9.30-2am. 

£5. Martin & Willy. . . Darren 
Pearce, Trixta and Ian Day are at 
PUMP (Grand Palmeston Rd, Southsea. 

01 705-830-322. 9-2am. £10). 
PRESTON: ZONE The Dance Factory, 
Aquaduct St 01772-885-799. 8-2am. 
Andy Pendle, Dave Taylor, Stuart 
Davies, Andrew Dean, Kev Lewis 
and special guest MCs. 
SHEFFIELD: LOVE TO BE LABEL 
LAUNCH Music Factory, 33 London Rd. 
0113-242-7845. 9-5am. £12. Tony 
Humphries, Paul “Trouble" 
Anderson, Joey Musaphia, Scott 
Bradford, Scooby, Serena live. . . 
Steve Lee spins at FORBIDDEN 
FRUIT (Capitol Nightclub, Matilda St 
0585-201 -854. 9-4am.£6/£5). 
SOUTHEND: ENOUGH TO MAKE 
YOU COME Club Art 9 Elmer Approach. 
01702-333-277. £6. Marc Auerbach, 

Si Barry and Adam Carter. 
STOKE: PLATINUM Academy, Glass 
St Hanley. 01782-213-838. 9-4am. 

£10/£8. Nancy Noise, Luvdup, 
Sanjay and Nick Sheldon. 
SWINDON: FRISKY Brunei Rooms, 
Havelock Sq. 01793-531-384. 9-2am. 
£6/£5. Chad Jackson. Ri 
WINDSOR: HOUSE OF WINDSOR 
Mirage, William St 01276-678-742. 

1 0-6am. T asha-Killer Pussies, 

Scott James (SYT), Kenny, 

Danny Rose and Craig Bartlett. 
WOKINGHAM: AS YOU LIKE IT 
Phoenix Plaza, Wellington Rd. 0956-375- 

370. 9- 4am. £1 0/£8. Scott Braithwaite. 
WOLVERHAMPTON: UK 
MIDLANDS Foxes Lane. 0121-530-2233. 
8-2am. £8. Nick Warren and further 
guests . . Randall, Cool Hand 
Flex, Hype, Donovan, Bad Boy 
Smith, Younghead, Nexus, MC 
Ribbs, MC Scarlet & MC Magika 
host a night of jungle versus drum 
‘n’ bass at QUEST (Picassos, 34-36 
Broad St 01 902-71 1 -61 9. 8-2am. £8). 


Sunday November 26 


EDINBURGH: TASTE The Vaults, 
Niddry St 01 31 -556-0079. 1 0-3am. £5. 

Fisher and Price. . . Horny 
Monkey’s Stuart Duncan and 
Steve Livingston reside at CLASS 
SOCIETE (La Belle Angele, Hasties Close. 
0421 -452-977. 10-3am. £4). 
GLASGOW: LUSH Voodoo Rooms, 
Cambridge SL 01 41 -332-3437. 1 1 - 
3.1 5am. £5. Harri, the DJ at the helm 
here, is now a regular in the 
capital with his residency at the 
wild Friday’s Firin' night at 
London's Plastic People. 


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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER 

SCOTT BOND, resident at REPUBL1CA and C.R.E.A.M. 
in Birmingham and GATECRASHER in Sheffield, talks 
us through a typical Saturday session 


HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU 
WOKE UP? WHERE HAD YOU BEEN? 

I CANT remember. Oh, I had stayed 
in for the first Friday in five months. 

I woke up refreshed and ready to 
go. I watched a TV programme on 
the Coventry house scene. Ahitofa 
short story, but it featured 
Amnesia, all the old raves, and an 
interview with Parks & Wilson. It 
was like going out really. 

WHERE DID YOU GO? 

My friend runs a clothes shop 
called Cloud 9 and he gave me a 
call to tell me that he had some 
new stock. So I popped down and 
hought a couple of tops for 
Saturday night. One is a waistcoat 
hooded-top. And the other. . . I'm 
on the cordless, so I'll just go and 
have a quick look. Oh, it's just a 
nylon top. Then I came home and 
listened to all the records I bought 
from Trax in London. I chose the 
ones to play that night, had some 
dinner, went to a friend’s party 
and drank loads of champagne. 


WHO DID YOU GO OUT WITH? 

I went with my girlfriend (Carla), 
Andy Cleeton (the other resident 
at Bakers) and a few friends. It 
was Mad Dog's birthday, and the 
invite said “Another Bucketfull 
with Mad Dog’’. I’ve known him 
since the conception of C.R.E.A.M.. 
WHICH CLUB WERE YOU PLAYING 
AT? WHAT WAS IT LIKE? 

I was playiog at Bakers. The people 
there are really into the music. The 
dub earns lots of money and Uiey 
make a real effort to put it back into 
the night This week was a regional 
resident night with Tommi Slav, 
Patrick Smoove and Andy Cleeton all 
playing. The biggest records of the 
night were Ultrahigh’s "Cenith X 
Feel" on Blanco Y Negro, and my 
own remix of Shades Of Rhythm’s 
“Sound Of Eden” on DMC. 

WHERE DID YOU GO AFTERWARDS? 

I played at C.R.E AM. afterwards. 
C.R.EAM. is like a home from 
home. I know everyone who goes 
there and they all know me. It’s 


great because it has people from 
all the clubs in Birmingham. Then I 
went back to Mad Dog’shouse, 
where I was socialising until. . . God 
knows when. I can't remember. 
TELL US ONE FUNNY THING WHICH 
HAPPENED THAT NIGHT? 

Andy Cleeton was at my house and 
he was trying to find out train times 
to Swansea. When the person at the 
end of the phone asked, “Is there 
anything else, sir?” he replied, “Yes. 
How do they get the ships in the 
bottles!” It was very funny. 

HOW DID YOU FEEL ON SUNDAY 
MORNING? 

Well, it was Sunday night not 
Sundaymorning! But I felt fine. 

I woke up and then went straight 
back to sleep. And then the 
weekend was all over. 

ScottBondisthe resident DJatRepublica 
(Bakers in Birmingham, Saturdays), C.R.EAM. 
(Birmingham, occasional Saturdays), 
Gatecrasher (Sheffield, Saturdays monthly) and 
at Gorgeous (Junction in Coventry, Wednesdays) 


LEEDS: SUNDAY SERVICE Mex, 2a 
Call Lane. Oil 3-242-8522. 7pm-midnight 
£4/£3. Simon Scott. 

LONDON: SPREAD LOVE PROJECT 

Gass Club, Whitcomb St 0171-839-3922. 
11-6am.£7... PrincessJuliaisthe 
resident at QUEER NATION (Gardening 
Club, 4 The Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2. 
0171 -497-31 53. 1 0-3.30am. £5). . . Nick 
James is at STRUTT (Cross, Goods Yd, 

N 1 . 01 81 -964-31 72. 9-4am. £6) with an 
experimental guest. . . Blu Peter, 
Mrs Woods, Hugo and guests 
play FF (Turnmills, 63b Clarkemvell St 
01 71 -250-3409. 9-Bam. £8/£5). . . MK 
Ultra, Xavier and The Kenosha Kid 
are at THE ROMPUS ROOM (The 
Albany, Great Portland St 7-midnight £3). 
. . And check out The Chemical 
Brothers at SOCIAL-ISM (Smithfields, 
334-338 Cenbal Markets, Farringdon St, 
EC1 . £4) with Jon Carter and 
Richard Fearless. 
MANCHESTER: VERSIVO The 
Roadhouse, 8-10 Newton St 0161-766- 
3926. 7-midnight £2. Hal and Clair 
guest with Rob Hall, Andy 
Maddocks and Mike Williamson. . . 
Jamac, Rush and Marcus are at 
the ALASKA BAR (Alaska Bar, 
Whitworth St 7-12am. Free). 
SLOUGH: FULL CIRCLE Greyhound, 
Colnhrook Bypass. 0181-898-59. 2-6pm. 
£5. Charlie Hall and Phil Perry. 


Mondav November 27 


BRIGHTON: UP YER RONSON 
SOUNDTRACK TOUR Paradox Club. 

0113-244-5521. Allister Whitehead, 


Brandon Block and Marshall with 
UpYerRonsonlive... Andy Smith 
from Portishead is at ATHLETICO 
(The Zap, Kings Arches. 01 273-708-888. 
10-late. £5) with Law One live on 
stage J- ... Pete Heller & Dulcie 
Danger are at DOWNTOWN LOOP 
(The Escape Club. 01273-622-063. £5/£4) 
with residents Al, Angus and Ash. 
DUBLIN: LOUNGIN’ The Temple Df 
Sound, Ormand Quay. 00-3531 -872-1 811. 

1 0.30-late. £3. Glen Brady and Ad'ife 
Nic Canna. R1 

LONDON: THAT'S HOW IT IS Bar 

Rhumba, 36 Shaftesbury Av, W1. 0171- 
287-2715. £3. Giles Patterson and 
James Lavelle. . . Jim Masters is 
CHILLIN’ (Riki Tik, 23-24 Bateman St 
W1. 0171-437-1977. B-lam. Free before 
11 pm. £3 after)... Phil Brill and DJ 
Alice host the excellent CLUB 
TROPICANA (The Gardening Club, 4The 
Piazza, WC2. 8171 -497-31 53. 1 0.3D-3am. 
£5f£3). . . Nicky Holloway and Paul 
Harris host WORLD RECESSION (The 
Velvet Underground, 1 43 Charing Cross 
Rd, WC2. 01 71 -734. 1 0-3am. £5) — 

Live roots and reggae is at CLUB 
JAMIN (WKD 18, Kentish Town Rd, NW1. 
01 71 -402-5042. 9-2am. £5). 
STAFFORDSHIRE: THE SOUND 
EDUCATION TOUR Staffordshire 
University. 01782-744-41 6. £5. Tom 
Wainwright, Judge Jules, Bobby 
Langley and TakTix live. 


Tuesdav November 28 


BIRMINGHAM: NO BITCHIN 

Steering Wheel, Wrottesley St 0121- 


622-3385. 1 0-2am. £4/£3. Owen 
Owens and Jon T urnbull. 
BRIGHTON: EASYBEATS The 
Concorde. 01 273-606-460. 1 0-2am. 
£4/£3.50. With LTJ Bukem. 

LEEDS: THE SOUND EDUCATION 
TOUR The Music Factory. 01 13-242- 
7845. £6/£5. Graeme Park, Tom 
Wainwright, Bobby Langley, 

Love To Infinity and Tak Tix live. 
LONDON: THE PINCH Gardening 
Club, 4 The Piazza, WC2. 0171 -497-31 53. 
10-3am.£5. With Fabio Paras.. . 
Femi, Ben, Pete and Felix Parker 
are at BITCHES BREW (Venom, Bear St, 
WC2. 0956-338-278. 1 0-3am. £5). 


Wednesday November 29 


LONDON: PLEASED Velvet 
Underground, 143 Charing Cross Rd, 
W1.0171 -439-4655. 1 0-3am. £5. Jon 
Pleased Wimmin and Paul Woods. 
.. Paul “Trouble" Anderson is at 
THE LOFT (HQ, West Yard, NW1. 0181- 
81 3-5266. 9.30-3am. £5). . . Marcus 
Peckspins at GIVE ITASUCK!! (GC2 
1 96 Picadilly. W1 . 0973-328-1 52. 1 0-3am. 
£4/£3) with Jon Nelson and Richard 
Taylor... Luke Solomon and Kenny 
Hawkes host SPACE (Bar Rhumba, 36 
Shaftesbury Av, W1 . 01 71 -287-271 5. 1 0- 
3am. £5). . . Alex Hazzard and Frankie 
D continue at TECHN0SIS (Gossip, 69 
Dean St Soho, W1 . 9.30-3.30am. £6). 


Thursday November 30 


BATH: GORGEOUS Huh Club. 0225- 
425-376. 9-2am. £5. John Digweed, 
Robin & Mike and Gerard from 


Dig The New Breed. & 

DUBUN: LIVIN’ LARGE The Temple 
Of Sound, Ormand Quay. 00-3531-872- 
1 881 . 1 0.30-late. £5. Mark Dixon and 
Stephen MulhallH . . . Moose 
guests at LOVE (Columbia Mills, Sir 
John Rogerson's Quay. 11 -late. £5). 
LEEDS: HAYWIRE Mex, 2 Call Lane 
(near The Corn Exchange). 01 1 3-266- 

1 292. 9- 2am.£5f£4. Justin Robertson 
and Daz Quayle. 

LIVERPOOL: EQUATION Liverpool 
University. 01 51 -707-1 669. 9-2am. £9. 
Speedy J, Hawtin, Judge Jules, The 
Rootsman and The Mindwinder. 
LONDON: SPEED Mars, 1 2 Sutton 
Row, W1 . 0171 -439-4655. 1 0-3.30am. £5. 
Bukem, Fabio and Kemistry & 
Storm. . . Laurence Nelson plays at 
ANIMAL HOUSE (Gardening Club, 4The 
Piazza, WC2. 01 71 -497-31 53. £5/£4) with 
Steve Lee. . . Howard Marks, 
Marco Annibaldi, Colin Dale and 
Ambient Soho are all at 
MEGATRIPOLIS (Heaven, The Arches, 
Villiers St WC2. 01 81 -960-0030. 8.30- 
3.30 am. £7)... SOLD (Velvet 
Underground, 143 Charing Cross Rd, 

W1. 01 71 -439-4655. 10-3am. £6). 
NOTTINGHAM: GARAGE 
The House, 169 Huntington SL 0115-956- 

5324. 1 0- 2am. £3. Cleveland City 
Night with Chris Anslow, Jon Of 
The Wicked Bitches, Matt Wolf 
and Dave Grantham. . . Ian 
Tathman and Dave Congreave 
reside at ASK YER DAD (Deluxe, 22 St 
James' St 01 1 5-947-481 9. 9.30-late. £3). 
SOUTHAMPTON: SQUEEZE 
Jolly's Club, Chapel St £5. John 
Cawtouris, John Boswell, Hywell 
and DJ Storm host a special 
fundraiser forWorld Aids Day. J- 


Friday December 1 


BRIGHTON: CLUB FOOT Escape, 

1 0 Marine Parade. 01 273-606-906. 1 0-2am. 
£5. Carl Cox, Andy Mac and Steve 
Murray. . . Eric Powell resides at 
RED (The Zap, Old Ship Beach. 01 273-821 - 
588. 1 D-5am. £7) with Fleming tS . 
BRISTOL: TEMPTATION Lakota, 

6 Upper YorkSt. 01272-426-193. 9.30- 
6am. Keoki and Casper Pound. 
CHESTER: SWEET! Blimpers, 

City Rd. 01 244-343-781 . 9-2am. £6. Justin 
Robertson and Russ K Klass. 
DERBY: THE FRIDAY CLUB 
Blue Note, 1 4a Sadler Gate. 01 332-295- 
155. 10-2. 30am. £6/£5. The Lovely 
Helen, Timm and Laurie. 

DOVER: THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR 
Legends Nightclub, New St 01304-225- 
555. 9-2am. Simon DK and Oz. 
DUBUN: TEMPLE OFSOUND 
Ormond Quay. 00-3531 -872-1 881. 

1 0.30-late. £6/£5. Johnny Moy and 
Billy Scurry. 

EDINBURGH: PURE Venue. 17-21 
Calton St 0131 -200-3662. 1 0.30-3am. £7. 
Twitch, Brainstorm, The Dribbler 
and The Bill. 

GLASGOW: SLAM Arches. 22 
Midland St 01 41 -221 -8385. 1 1 -4am. £6. 
Hawtin joins Meikle and McMillan. . . 


Gareth Sommetville is at THE YARD (Sub 
Club, Jamaica St 01 41 -248-4600. 1 0-3am). 

GUILDFORD: THE WQK CLUB 

Bojangiez, 4-6 Woodbridge Rd. 01438- 
456-987. 9-2am. £6. Brandon Block 
and Alex P join Paul Ryman. Bl 
HEREFORD: NAUGHTY BUT NICE 
The Rooms, Bridge St 01 432-267-378. 

1 0-2am. £6. Darren Price. 
HULLr DEJAVU Room, 82-88 George SL 


01 482-323-154. 9-330am. £8. Marianne, 
John Lancaster, Terry and Richie. 

KENT: ESSENCE The Old Barn, Stocks 


Green Road, Hildenborough. 01732-834- 
444. 9-2am. £8. Fallatio, Steve 
Stomp and Errol D. 

LEEDS: UP YER RONSON Music 


Factory, Brig gate. Oil 3-244-5521 .10- 
4am. £9/£7. Graeme Park, Marshall 
and Neil Metzner. . . EASE resides 

at the HEADZ CLUB (Mex, 2a Call Lane. 
01 1 3-242-8522. 9.30-2.30am. £5/£4). 

LONDON: VAPOURSPACE Fridge, 



Town Hall Parade, SW2. 0171-490-0385. 

1 0-6am. £12. Emerson, Gemini from 
Relief, Colin Dale, Richard Grey 
and LA Synthesis live. . . Andrew 
Weatherall hostsSABRESONIC2 
(EC1, Farringdon Rd, EC1. 0171-734-3158. 
10-5am.£12). See Club OfThe 
Month... Ron Trent, Malcolm 
Duffy and Jazzy M are at FLAVOUR 
(The End, West Central St WC1 . 0171 -379- 
4770. 10-7am) with Unique and Jasper 
TheVinylJunkie... Jeremy Healy 
guests at GLITTERATI (Lite Cross, Goods 
Yard, N1.0171 -837-8640. 1 0.30-4.30am. 

£10) with Seb Fontaine and Dave 
Ryan. . . Mike Dearborn is at OPEN 
ALL HOURS (Ministry Of Sound, 1 03 Gaunt 
St SE1 . 01 71 -378-6528. 1 0.30-7am. £1 2) 
with Jim Masters. . . Call HNAL 
FRONTIER (Club UK, Buckhold Rd, SW18. 

01 81 -877-01 10. 1 0-6am. £1 1) for guest 
details. . . Joel Xavier, Terry Marks 
and Nick Hook from Loosen Up 
host WHOOP IT UP! (The Gardening Club, 
The Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2. 01 81-875- 
0385. 10.30.-5am. £8/£6). . . Join Nicky 
Holloway at VELVET UNDERGROUND 
(Velvet Underground, 1 43 Charing Cross Rd, 
WC2.0171 -734-4687. 1 0.30-4am. £10)... 
Brandon Blockguests at THE 
GALLERY (Turnmills, 63 Clerkenwell Rd, El. 
0171 -250-3409. 1 0-7.30am. £1 0) with 
Darren Stokes, Tall Paul, Lottie and 
Jamie Bromfield. . . Graham Gold, 
Dave Lambert, Darren Pearce and 
Craig Dimech play at PEACH (Leisure 
Lounge, 121 Holborn. EC1. 0171 -582-0800. 
10-6am. £10/£7). . . Keith, Abbey and 
Dodge host the JAZBAH (The Square 
Room, Leicester Sg, WC2. 0171-738-6527. 
1 0-3am. £5). . . Blu Peter, Mrs 
Woods, Princess Julia, Steve 
Young and Steven React are at 
GARAGE (Heaven, Villiers SL WC2. 0171- 
839-521 0.10-3am. £8)... Roy The 
Roach resides at HANKY PANKY 
(SW1 Club, 191 Victoria SL SW1. 0171- 
734-4152. 1 0.30-6am. £1 0). . . Spencer 
Broughton and Rob Blake get 
SLINKY (Legends, 29 Old Burlington SL 
W1. 0171-437-9933. 10-6am. £7/£5) with 
Paulette and Mark Anthony. . . 



FEATURES REMIXES BY 
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Pic: Raise-A-Head 


Dodge, Alex Baby, Femi Fem 
and Sam B play at ROTATION 
(Subterania, Acklam Rd, W1 0. 01 81 - 
747-91 45. 10.30-3.30. £8). 

LUTON: JOY The Zone, Gordon St 
01582-458-750. 9.30-3am. £3. AmSn 
perform a live PA and residents Jeff 
Keenan & Martin Deacon spin. 
MANCHESTER: SHINE Hacienda, 
Whitworth St 01 71 -261 -751 8. 1 0-3am. 
£6. San Frandisko night with DJ 
Digit, Ra Soul, DJ Buck, 
Aquatherium and Neon Leon 2* ... 
David Holmes and James Holroyd 
reside at BUGGED OUT (SankeysSoap, 


WIGAN; DREAM Wigan Pier. 01942- 
230-769. 8-2am. Malcolm Charles, 
Lee T umer, Cris Platt and guests. 
WINDSOR: FRENCHIES Mirage, 
William St 01276-678-742. Nicky 
Burnell hosts. 

WOLVERHAMPTON: PIMP 

Picassos. 01 902-71 1 -61 9. 9.30-2am. £4. 
Progress night with Pete & Russel. 


Saturday December 2 


BIRMINGHAM: FUN Steering 
Wheel, Wrottesley St 0121-622-1332. ID- 
late. £8. Jeremy Healy, DanTechini 
and guests of the highest calibre. . . 


SUB CLUB (22 Jamaica St 9141-248- 
4600. 11 -4.30am. £8). 
HUDDERSFIELD: UAMNATIUN 

1 8-20 Georges Square. 0073-285-421 . 1 0- 
4am, £8. Danny Rampling and Jon 
Leccini guest with Asa, Jonni B 
and Mark Wilkinson. 

HULL: QUENCH Room, 82-88 George 
St. 01482-323-154. 10-4am. £7. 
LEEDS: BACK TO BASICS Pleasure 
Booms. Marrion St 81332-449-474. 
10-6am. Ralph Lawson, Huggy and 
James Holroyd. . . TWA host 
VAGUE (Wharehouse, Summer St 
01 1 3-246-1 033. 1 0-4.30am. £9). . . 



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Jersey St, Ancoats. 01 61 -237-31 28. 
10-3am.£6)... Nev Johnson and 
Griff reside at HOLY CITY ZOO 
(Holy City Zoo, York St All Saints Park. 
0161-273-7467. £5). 

MANSFIELD: RIPE The Yard, 61 
West Gate. 01 623-222-30. 8-2am. £6. 
Danny Rampling, Nick Rogers 
and Duncan Betts. 
MIDDLESBOROUGH: 
RENAISSANCE Empire, Corporation Rd. 
01 642-253-553. £8. John Digweed, 
Marc Auerbach and Nigel 
Dawson man the decks. 

PERTH: WILDLIFE Ice Factory, Shore 
Road. 01 302-581 -1 40. 1 0.30-2.30am. £7. 
Vivien Markey, Zammo, Gareth 
Sommerville and Mark Stuart all 
share spinning duties, 
PRESTON: CHEEKY MONKEY 21 
Cannon St 01772-257-041 . 1 0-2am. £4. 
Dominic North, Jamie&Jon Roland. 
READING: THE FULL MONTY The 
Holy Rumes, 1 1 Castle St 0831 -31 3-322. 
3-4am.£fl. Rocky&Deisel, 

Brandon Block, Jaye MacKenzie 
and Timmy John. 

ROMFORD: MALARKY Hollywood, 
Atlanta Boulevard. 0060-548-936. 9-6am. 
£8. Graham Gold, Gareth Cooke, 
Kelly Scollard and Tony Grimley. 
SHEFFIELD: STEEL Music Factory, 
33 London Rd. 01 1 3-244-5521 . 9-4am. £8. 
Sasha and Buckley.. . Danny 
Rampling guests at RISE (Leadmill, 
6-7 LeadmilIRd. 01742-754-500. 
10-4am.£8). •*- 

STAFFORD: SWODN Colliseum, 
Newport Rd. 01785-424-44. 9-2am. £7. 
Jon Pleased Wimmin and Angel. 
STOKE: SIN CITY The Academy, 20 
Glass St Hanley. 01782-410-733. 9-3am. 
£6/£5. Ian Ossia, DJ Sanjay and 
John Taylor, if* 

SWINDON: THE FRUIT CLUB 
Brunei Rooms, Havelock Sq. 01 793-531- 
304. 9-3am. £6/£5. Judge Jules, 
Easygroove, Lomas and 
Billy Bunter. 


Craig Campbell is at WOBBLE 

(Venue, Branston St 0121-233-0339. 

1 1-7am) with Mike E-Bloc, Phil 
Gifford, Si Long, The Lovely 
Helen and Matt Skinner. . . Scott 
Bond is at REPUBUCA (Bakers, 1 62 
Broad St 0121-633-3839. 10-late. £6) 
with AndyCleeton. . . And MISS 
MONEYPENNIES (Bonds, Bond SL 
0121-633-0397. 9.30-late. £8.50) for 
an ever-reliable night out. 
BLACKPOOL: FEDERATION The 
Main Entrance, Central Promenade. 
01253-292-335. £12 Rick Bonetti 
and Dean Bell. 

BRIGHTON: GLAMOUROUS 
Escape, 10 Marine Parade. 01273-606- 
906. 10-2am. £0.50. Seb Fontaine, 
Marcus Saunderson and Paul 
Clarke. . . Chris Coco is at IT 
(The Zap, Old Ship Beach. 01273-821 -588. 

10- 4am.£7.50)./- 
BRISTOL: SATURDAY’S Lakota, 

8 Upper York St 01 272-426-1 93. 9.30- 
4am. £9. Danny Rampling and 
Chris & James. J- 
BURNLEY: GET LIFTED Angels, 
Curzon SL 01282-352-22. 9-2am. £8. 
Paul Taylor. 

COALVILLErPASSION The 

Emporium, 69 Belvoir Rd, Coalville, 
Leicestershire. 9-2am. £7.50/£6. 
DERBY: PROGRESS Conservatory, 
Cathedral Rd. 01 332-362-286. 9-2am. £9. 
Boy George, Shades Of Rhythm 
and Pete & Russel. 

DUBUN: TEMPLE OF SOUND 
Ormond Quay. 00-3531-872-1881. 

10.30- late. £8. Eric Powell joins 
Johnny Moy. 

EDINBURGH: YIP YAP La Belle 
Angele, 1 1 Hasties Close. 01 31 -225-2774. 

10.30- 3.30am. £6. Residents Gareth 
Sommerville and Dave Brown 
GLASGOW: LOVE BOUTIQUE 
Arches, 22 Midland SL 01 41 -221 -8385. 

11- 3am. £8. Scotland’s finest 
straight-gay night . . Harri, 
Dominic and Oscar reside at the 


Mike Dearborn from Chicago 
and DJax-Up- Beats is at THE 

ORBIT (After Dark, South Queen SL 
Morley. 01 1 32-523-542. 9-2am. £1 0/£8) 
with Nigel Walker and Mark 
Turner. . . Carl Bedford is resident 
at MEX (Mex, 2a Call Lane. 0113-242- 
8522.7.30-3am.£4/£3). 

LIVERPOOL: CREAM Nation, 
Wolstenholme Sq. D1 51 -709-1 693. 
9:30-2am. £8. Paul Bleasedale and 
Andy Carroll reside. . . Paul Daley 
spins at VOODOO (Le Bateau, 62 Duke 
SL 0151-709-6508. £5) CLUB 051 
(Mount Pleasant. 0151-709-9586. 9-2am. 
£5) along with Skitch, Andy 
Nicholson, Secret Weapon and 
Steve Shieis. 

LONDON: LOST - THE OFFICIAL 
AXIS PARTY Southwark St Arches, 
Southwark St, SE1. 01 71 -791 -0402. 

1 0-6am. £1 5. This is perhaps the 
exclusive of the year. Thanks to 
Lost, the capital has been served 
with the finest underground 
music for the past five years. 

The strong relationship between 
Lost and Jeff Mills at Axis rarely 
lets the crowd down. Jeff Mills 
and Robert Hood will pretty much 
take over the whole night, with 
Mills on the wheels of steel and 
Hood set to make a live 
appearance after his own DJ 
performance. Be prepared for 
the most intense eight hours of 
your life. Respect to Lost. . . 
Brandon Block spins at CLUB FOR 
LIFE (Gardening Club 2, 196 Piccadilly. 

01 71 -497-31 53. 1 0.30-6am. £12) with 
Lisa Loud, Graham Gold and 
James Mac. . . Kirstie McAra, 

Alex Sparrow and Simon Fathead 
all reside at ATHLETICO (Blue Note, 1 
Hoxton Square. 01782-281-839. 
10-5am.£10)... American house 
and garage remains at RULIN' 
(Ministry Of Sound, 1 03 Gaunt SL SE1 . 

01 71 -378-6528. 11 -10am. £15)... 


Seb Fontaine, Sister Bliss and 
The Plastic Fantastic Showcase 
all play at BLISS (The Wag Club, 35 
Wardour SL W1 . 0589-966-1 43. 1 0 - 6 am. 
£12).. .John Kelly, Nancy Noise, 
Mark Felton, Luv Dup and Andy 
Manston all play at TEMPTATION 
(EC1 Club, 20-35 Farringdon Rd, EC1. 
0171-242-1571. 10-Bam. £12/£10/£8). . . 
Keith Fielder, Paul Tibbs and 
Russ Cox reside at SEX LOVE & 
MOTION (Soundshaft, Charing Cross, 
WC2. 0181-547-0930. 10.30-3.45am. 
£8/£6). . . Patrick Forge, Damien 
Laraz and Black Widow play very 
groovy but weird music at JAZZ 
GOES POP (Turnmills, Turnmill SL ECf . 
0171 -498-6042. 1 0.30-3am. £5). . . And 
don't forget TRADE (Turnmills, 
Turnmill St EC1 . 01 71 -250-3409. 3am- 
noon. £10) with Alan Thompson, 
Tony DeVit, Tall Paul and Malcom 
Duffy. . . Paul Gardener and The 
Boot Boys JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH 
(The Gardening Club, The Piazza, Covent 
Garden, WC2. 01 71 -47-97-31 53. 1 0.30- 
6am. £12)... Nicky Holloway and 
Chris Good host THE VELVET 
UNDERGROUND (143 Charing Cross Rd, 
WC2. 01 71 -734-4687. 1 0.30-4am. £10)... 
Jeremy Healy, Seb Fontaine and 
Luke Neville appear at MALIBU 
STACEY (Hanover Grand, Hanover 
Square, W1. 0181-964-9132. 10-4.30am. 
£12) ML . Mark Moore, Paul 
Harris, Phil Mison, Rob Sikes, 
Mark Felton and Ben & Andy are 
at VANITY FAYRE (Raw, 1t2a Great 
Russel St, WC1 . 01 71 -637-3375. 10.30- 
5am. £12)... Mickey Finn, Kenny 
Ken, Darren Jay, DrS Gachet, 
Randall and Fearless play at 
AIAJOL (SW1 Club, 191 Victoria St SW1. 
0171-61 3-4770.1 0-6am. £1 2). . . Craig 
Dimech, Nancy Noise and Andy 
Morris spin in the main room at 
THE SATELLITE CLUB (The Colloseum, 
Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall. 0171-582-0300. 
10-Bam. £12/£10)... Strata30n 
Strategic Manouevers is the 
guest at ATHLETICO (The Blue Note, 

1 Hoxton Sq. 01 782-201 -369. 1 0-5am) 
with Kirstie McAra, Alex Sparrow 
and Simon Fathead. 
MAIDSTONE: BABYLOVE Polo 
Club, Wierton Place, Boughton 
Monchelsea. 01 622-758-257. 9-2am. £6. 
Paul Gardener, Athos, Dan Smith 
and The Boot Boys. 
MANCHESTER: THE HACIENDA 
Whitworth SL 01 61 -236-5051 . 9.30-3am. 
£13. Graeme Park, Tom 
Wainwright, Bobby Langlyand 
Dick Johnson Ms .. . Stu Allen's 
LIFE (Bowlers, Longbridge Rd. 0345-573- 

521. 8- 2am) is Life. . . Sasha and 
Allister Whitehead play at GOLDEN 
(Sankeys Soap, Beehive Mill. Jersey St. 
01782-621-454. 9.30-3am) with Pete 
Bromley and Dean Wilson HI . . . 
Robin Curley and Planet Janet 
reside at HOLY CITY ZOO (York St, 

All Saints Park. 0161-273-7467. £8). 
NEWCASTLE: SHINDIG Riverside, 
Melbourne SL 0468-f 32-142. 9-3am. 
£7f£6. Cream Party with Luv Dup, 
Justin Robertson, Scott and 
Scooby. El 

NOTTINGHAM: 1 00% PURE 
DELUXE Deluxe, 22 St James’ SL 
01 15-947-4810. John Kelly, Craig 
Campbell, Timm and Laurie. 
PAISLEY: CLUB 69 Roxy's, 40 New 
Sneddon SL 01 41 -552-5791 . 9.30-2am. 

£5. Martin and Wilba. 

PERTH: TORQUE Club V. 01738-443- 

788. 8- 1 am. £3. Mark Burns, Colin 
Hasson and Kenny McGoff. 
SHEFFIELD: LOVE TO BE Music 
Factory, 33 London Rd. 01 1 3-242- 
7845. 9-4am. £1 D. Call to confirm 
guest details. 

SOUTHEND: ENOUGH TO MAKE 
YOU COME Club Art, 9 Elmer Approach. 

01702-333-277. £6. Daniele Davoli 
and Si Barty. 

STOKE: PLATINUM the Academy, Glass 
SL Hanley. 01 782-21 3-838. 9-4am. £1 0. 



Smokin' Jo at Cream, Ibiza 
Sarah Chapman at Pleased, 
London. For dropping 
Andronicus 

Riccardo Rocchi at Kozmik 
Teknotribe, Belgrade 
Patrick Smoove at C.R.E.A.M., 
Birmingham 

Stacey Pullen and Mr C at 
Vapourspace, London 
Laurent Gamier at B-Day, 
London 

OwenOwensatMuzik&SLAG, 

Birmingham 

Deep Dish at Cajual Records, 
Chicago 

Rejuvination at Skool Disko, 
Keele 

Robertson & Jules at Cream's 
Third Birthday, Liverpool 
• DJ Vibe at Ministry Of Sound, 
London 

4 Hero & A Guy Called Gerald at 
Melkweg, Amsterdam 
Ralph Falcon at Club Foot, 
Brighton 

Phil Mison &Speedy J at Open 
All Hours, London 
Norman Jay at Dig The New 
Breed, Bath 


LOST IT 



FAILED TO SHOW 


• CJ Mackintosh at Club Font, 
Brighton 

• Mike Dunn at Pure, Edinburgh 
and Sub Club, Glasgow 

• Andrew INeatherall at Atomic 
Jam, Birmingham 

• LTJ Bukem at Vapourspace, 
London 

• Jeremy Healy at Deluxe, 
Nottingham. He was in Italy 

• Oliver Bondzio at Domina, 
Manchester 

• A Man Called Adam at Space, 
London 

• DJ Skull at Digital Nation, 
London. He wan’t allowed 
through UK customs 


TMOSEwho 


WERE LATE 


I Kenny Carpenter at Ministry Of 
Sound, London 

» Jeremy Healy at Club For Life, 
London. Despite hiring a jet from 
Blackpool 


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BORN TO SYNTHESIZE” (Mona Lisa Overdrive): “WEEKEND” (Todd Terry): “YOU GOTTA GET UP” (Perfectly Ordinary People): “SPIRITUALIZE” (We Shape Space): 

“DO YOU WANNA FUNK” (Space 2000): “HONK” (Hullabaloo): “COME WITH ME” (Zero the Hero): “RED HOT IN IBIZA” (Steve Friend AKA DJ Pants). 

1995 was the year of the UK promoter in Ibiza: Cream and Manumission hosted nights at Ku; Love It (Havin’ it); Back to Basics; 
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Ronson’s fantastic one off party; Alex P and Brandon Block at Space every Sunday morning. What a year it has been. 
Every DJ was called upon to make an appearance, lots of different styles but the same tracks stood out every time, 

on this album are the ones to remember. 

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Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Sanjay, 
Nick Sheldon, Alex Sparrow and 
Kirstie McAra. 

SWINDON: FRISKY Brunei Rooms, 
Havelock Sq. 01 793-531 -384. 9-2am. 
£6/£5. Christian Woodyatt. **" 
WOLVERHAMPTON: UK 

MIDLANDS Foxes Lane. 01 21 -530-2233. 
B-2am. £0. Call for guest details. 


Sunday December 3 


GLASGOW: LUSH Voodoo Rooms, 
Cambridge St 0141 -332-3437. 1 0-3am. 

£5. Harri and guesT. 

KIRKALPAY: SANCTUARY 
Caesars. 01 1 3-244-5521 . The U p Yer 
Ronson Soundtrack Tour heads 
north with Jeremy Healy, Brandon 
Block and Marshall. 

LEEDS: SUNDAY SERVICE Mex, 2a 
Call Lane. 0113-242-8522. 7pm-midnight 
£4/£3. Simon Scott. 

LONDON: METALHEADZ’ BLUE 
SUNDAYS Blue Note, 1 Hoxton Square, 

N1. 0171-729-8440. 7-12am. £5. 

Goldie’s drum ‘n’ bass 
extravaganza. . . John Carter 
and Richard Fearless are at 
SOCIAL-ISM Smithfields, 334-338 
Central Markets, Farringdon St EC1. £4). . . 
Princess Julia is at QUEER NATION 
(Gardening Club, 4 The Piazza, Covent 
Garden, WC2. 01 71 -497-31 53. 1 0-3.30am. 
£5)... Blu Peter, Mrs Woods, 

Hugo and guests play FF (Turnmills, 
53b Clarkenwell St 0171-250-3409. 9- 
6am. £8/£5) to a hot and sweaty gay 
crowd... Nick James is at STRUTT 
(Cross, Goods Yd, N1. 01 81 -964-3172. 

8-1 am. £6). . . MK Ultra, Xavier and 
The Kenosha Kid are at THE 
ROMPUS ROOM (The Albany, Great “ 

Portland SL7-12am. £3). E 

MANCHESTER: VERSIUO The - 
Roadhouse, 8-10 Newton SL 8161-766- e 
3926. 7-midnight £2. Rob Hall, Andy 
Maddocks and Mike Williamson. 
SLOUGH: FULL CIRCLE Greyhound, 
Colnbrook Bypass. 0181-898-5935. 2-6pm. 
£5. Gayle San and Phil Perry. 


Monday December 4 


BRISTOL: NICK HARRIS’ 

BIRTHDAY Secret location. 01 1 7-924- 
4081. Derrick Carter, John 
Acquaviva, David Alvarado, 
Gemini along with the mighty 
boys from NRK. 

DUBUN: LOUNGIN' The Temple Of 
Sound, Ormand Quay. 00-3531 -872-1 81 1 . 
10.30-late. £3. Glen Brady and Adite 
Nic Canna. 

LONDON: THAT'S HOW IT IS Bar 

Rhumba, 36 Shaftesbury Av, W1 .0171- 
287-2715. £3. Giles Peterson and 
James Lavelle. . . Jim Masters is 
CHILLIN’ (Riki Tik, 23-24 Bateman St 
W1.0171-437-1977.8-1am.Free)... 

DJ Alice and Phil Brill host CLUB 
TROPICANA (The Gardening Club, 4 The 
Piazza, WCZ. 0171 -497-31 53. 1 0.30-3am. 
£5!£3). . . Nicky Holloway and Paul 
Harris reside at WORLD RECESSION 
(The Velvet Underground, 1 43 Charing 
Cross Rd, WC2. 01 71-436-1659. 1 0-3am. 
£5) where all drinks are only £1 . . . 
Roots and reggae can be found at 
CLUB JAMIN (WKD 1 8, Kentish Town Rd, 
NW1. 0171-402-5042. 9-2am.£5). 


T ues day December 5 


BIRMINGHAM: NO BITCHIN 

Steering Wheel, Wrottesley SL 01 21 -622- 
3385. 10-2am. £4/£3. Jon Hollis and 
Jon Smith. 

LONDON: THE PINCH Gardening 
Club, 4 The Piazza, WC2. 01 71 -497-31 53. 

1 0-3am. £5/£4/£3. Fabio Paras. . . 
Femi, Ben, Pete and Felix Parker 
are at BITCHES BREW (Venom, Bear SL 
WC2. 0956-338-278. 1 0-3am. £5). 


Wedn e sday December 6 


LONDON: PLEASED Velvet 
Underground, 1 43 Charing Cross Rd, W1. 
0171-439-4655. IO-3am. £5. Jon 

Pleased Wimmin and Paul 
Woods... Paul “Trouble" 



Anderson continues at THE LOFT 

(HQ, West Yard, NW1. 0181-813-5266. 
9.30-3am. £5). . . Kjeld Tholstrup 
guests at GIVE IT A SUCK! I (GC2 1 96 
Piccadilly. W1. 0973-328-1 52. 1 0-3am. 
£4/£3) with Jon Nelson and 
Richard Taylor. .. Luke Solomon 
and Kenny Hawkes spin at SPACE 
(Bar Rhumba, 36 Shaftesbury Av, W1 . 
0171-287-2715. 10-3am. £5/£3). . . Alex 
Hazzard and Frankie D play at 
TECHNOSIS (Gossips, 69 Dean SL Soho, 
W1.9.30-3.30am.£6)... Nick Dare 
hosts OVERSEXED (The Gardening Club, 
The Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2. 0171 - 
497-3153. 1 0-3AM. £5/£4) with guests. 
SHEFFIELD: UP YER RONSON 
SOUNDTRACK TOUR Hallam University. 
0113-244-5521. Allister Whitehead, 
Marshall, Neil and Loveland are 
live on stage. 


Thursday December 7 


BATH: GORGEOUS Hub Club. 0225- 
425376. 9-2am. £5. Paul Oakenfold, 



Robin & Mike and Gerard from 
Dig The New Breed. 

DUBLIN: LIVIN’ LARGE The Temple Of 
Sound, Ormand Quay. 00-3531 -872-1 881 . 
10.30-late. £5/£3. Mark Dixon and 
Stephen Mulhall.«T“ 

LONDON: SPEED Mars, 12 Sutton 
Row, W1 . 0171 -439-4655, 1 0-3.30am. £5. 
Fabio, LTJ Bukem and Kemistry& 
Storm... Brandon Block and 
Steve Lee are at ANIMAL HOUSE 
(Gardening Club, 4 The Piazza, WC2. 

01 71 -497-31 53. £S/£4). 
MANCHESTER: SLEUTH Paradise 
Factory. 01 51 -709-1 693 . 1 0-3am. £6/£5. 
Justin Robertson, Richard Hector- 
Jones and guests. . . Jeremy 
Healy, Ian Ossia and Rick 
Vlemmiks are at SECONDS OUT 
(Hacienda, Whitworth SL 01 61 -236-5051 . 
10-3am.£6.50). 

NEWCASTLE: BLOATEU Riverside, 
57-59 Melbourne SL 0191-232-9729. £5. 
With Andrew Weatherall and 
Nick Denton. 

NOTTINGHAM: GARAGE The 

House, 169 Huntington St 81 15-956-5324. 
1 0-2am. £3. Jon Of The Wicked 
Bitches, Dave Grantham and 
Matt Wolfe. 

READING: CHECKPOINT CHARLIE 

After Dark, 112 London St. 0171-486-1877. 
9-2am. £6. Jon Pleased Wimmin, 
Richard Ford, Pierre and Stripe. 
SOUTHAMPTON: SQUEEZE 
Jolly’s Club, Chapel St £5. Hosted by 
Justin Robertson.-/ - 


Friday December 8 


BASILDON: BUSS The Barn, Cranes 
Farm Rd. 0589-194-1 82. 8-2am. £6. Ellis 
Dee, Flipside and Frenzie. 
BRIGHTON: CLUB FOUT Escape, 1 0 
Marine Parade. 61273-666-906. 1 6-2am. 
£5. Phil Perry, Andy Mac and 
Steve Murray. . . Eric Powell and 
Fleming are at RED (The Zap, Old Ship 
Beach. 81 273-821 -588. 1 6-5am. £7). And 
look out for a regular Brighton 
after-hours event in a local cafe. 
Check the grapevine. 


BRISTOL: TEMPTATION Lakata, 

6 Upper York SL 01272-426-193. 

9.30- 6am. With Colin Dale and 
Trevor Rockliffe. J* 

CARDIFF: OPTIC Club Iter Bach, 
Wowanby SL 0421 -534-616. 9-2am. £5. 
Luke Slater, Neil Hinchley, Matt 
Jarvis and Johnny. 

CHESTER: SWEET! Blimpers, City 
Rd. 01 244-343-781 . 9-2am. £6. Andy 
Carroll and Russ K Klass. 

DERBY: THE FRIDAY CLUB Blue 
Note, 1 4a Sadler Gate. 01 332-295-1 55. 

1 0-2.30am. £6/£5. Timm and Laurie. 
DUBUN: TEMPLE OF SOUND 
Ormond Quay. 00-3531 -872-1 881 . 

1 0.30- late. £6/£5. Johnny Moy and 
Billy Scurry. , 

EDINBURGH: PURE Venue, 17-21 
Calton St 01 31 -200-3662. 1 0.30-3am. £7. 
Twitch, Brainstorm, The Dribbler 
and The Bill. 

GLASGOW: SLAM Arches, 22 
Midland St 01 41 -221 -8385. 1 -3am. 

£6. Stuart McMillan and Orde 
Meikle. . . Gareth Sommerville 
and Stuart McKrossken reside 
at THE YARD (Sub Club, Jamaica SL 
01 41 -248-4600. 1 0-3am). 
HEREFORD: NAUGHTY BUT NICE 
The Rooms, Bridge St 01 432-267-378. 
10-2am. £6. Darren Price and guest. 
HULL: DEJAVU Boom, 82-88 George 
St 01 482-323-1 54, 9-3.30am. £8/£7. 

John Lancaster, Terry, Marianne, 
Richie and guests. 

KENT: ESSENCE The Old Barn, Stocks 
Green Road, Hildenborough. 01732-834- 
444. 9-2am. £8. Fallatio, Steve 
Stomp and Errol D. 

LEEDS: UP YER RONSON Music 
Factory, Brig gate. 0113-244-5521. 

10-4am. £9/£7. Jeremy Healy, 
Brandon Block and Marshall. 
LONDON: FLAVOUR The End. West 
Central SL WC1 . 01 71 -379-4770. 1 0-7am. 
Derrick Carter, Mr C, Layo, 

Unique, Jasper The Vinyl Junkie, 
Hooch and Funkin' Pussy. . . 

Jon Pleased Wimmin spins at 
GLITTERATI (The Cross, Goods Yard, N1 . 
01 71 -837-8640. 1 0.30-4.3Dam. £1 0) 
along with Seb Fontaine and Luke 
Neville. . . Jim Masters resides at 
OPEN ALL HOURS (Ministry Of Snund, 
103 Gaunt St, SE1. 0171-378-6528. 10.30- 
7am. £12Z£10). . . Damon Wild and 
Frankie D are spinning tonight at 
EUROBEAT 2000 (ECf Club, 29-35 
Farringdon Rd, EC1. 0171-242-1571. 

1 0-6am. £1 0/£8) with Tim Taylor. . . 
Joel Xavier, Terry Marks and Nick 
Hook are joined by a special 
guest at WHOOP IT UP! (The 
Gardening Club, The Piazza, Covent 
Garden, WC2. 0181-875-0385. 16.30.-5am. 
£8/£6). .. Roy The Roach hosts 
HANKY PANKY(SW1 Club, 191 Victoria 
SL SW1.8171 -734-41 52. 10.30-6am. £1 0). . . 
Blu Peter, Mrs Woods, Princess 
Julia, Steve Young and Steven 
React are at GARAGE (Heaven, Villiers 
SL WC2. 01 71 -839-521 0. 1 0-3am. £8 ). . . 
Call FINAL FRONTIER (Club UK, 
Buckhold Rd, SW18. 0181 -877-01 1 0. 

1 0-6am. £1 1) for details of the 
finest techno talent around. . . 
Nicky Holloway is at VELVET 
UNDERGROUND (Velvet Underground, 
143 Charing Cross Rd, WC2. 0171-734- 
4B87. 1 0.30-4am. £1 0). . . Tall Paul, 
Darren Stokes and Steve Lee 
reside at THE GALLERY (Turnmills, 83 
Clerkenwell Rd, El. 0171-250-3409. 10- 
7.30am. £1 0). . . Graham Gold is at 
PEACH (Leisure Lounge, 121 Holborn, 

EC1 . 01 71 -582-D800. 1 D-Bam. £1 0/£7). . . 
Keith , Dodge and Abbey 
continue at the JAZBAH (The Sguare 
Room, Leicester Sq, WC2. D171 -738-6527. 
10-3am.£5)... Spencer Broughton 
and Rob Blake get SLINKY (Legends, 
29 Old Burlington StWI. 0171-437-9933. 
10-Gam. £8) with Dominic Moir. . . 
Dodge, Alex Baby, Femi Fern 
and Sam B play at ROTATION 
(Subterania, Acklam Rd, Wf 0. 0181 -747- 

9145. 10.30- 3.30. £8). 



LUTON: JOY The Zone, Gordon 
SL 01 582-458-750. 8.30-3am. £3. 

Jeff Keenan, Martin Deacona 
and guests. 

MANCHESTER: SHINE Hacienda, 
Whitworth St. 01 71 -261 -751 8. 1 0-3am. 

£6. Marshall Jefferson, Eric Morrillo 
and K Klass S/* . . . John 
Acquaviva is at BUGGED OUT 

(Sankeys Soap, Jersey SL Ancoats. 

01 81 -237-31 28. 1 0-3am. £8). 
MANSFIELD: RIPE The Yard. Gf 
West Gate. 01 823-222-30. 8-2am. £6. 

Nick Rogers and Duncan Betts. 
PERTH: WILDLIFE Ice Factory, Shore 
Road. 01382-581 -1 40. 1 0.30-3am. £7. 
Zammo, Gareth Sommerville and ' 
Mark Stuart reside. 2 * : 

PRESTON: CHEEKY MONKEY 21 
Cannon SL 01 772-257-041 . 1 0-2am. £4. 
With Dominic North, Jamie and 
Jon Roland. 

READING: THE FULL MONTY The 

Holy Rumes, 11 Castle SL 0831-313-322. 
9-4am.£8. David Holmes, John 
Kelly, Jaye MacKenzie, Tony 
Belamy and Timmy John. 
ROMFORD: MALARKY Hollywood, 
Atlanta Boulevard. 0860-548-938. 9-Bam. 

£8. Pete Wardman, Andy 
Mandstone, Tony Grimley and 
Steve Johnson. 

SHEFFIELD: STEEL Music Factory, 

33 London Rd. 01 1 3-244-5521 . 9-4am. £8. 
Brandon Block and Buckley. . . 
Luvdup and Crumb-Like-Mike 
play at RISE (Leadmill, 6-7 Leadmill Rd. i 
01142-754-580. £7), fis 
STAFFORD: SWOON Cnlliseum. 
Newport Rd. 01 785-424-44. 9-2am. £7. 

Tom Wainright and Lee Write. 
STOKE: SIN CITY The Academy, 20 
Glass St Hanley. 01782-410-733. 9-3am. 
£6/£5. Marc Auerbach, Sanjay and 
John Taylor./ - 

SWINDON: 1 LOVE Brunei Rooms, 
Havelock Sq. 01793-531-384. 9-6am. 

With John Kelly, Angel and 
Judge Jules./ 4 

WIGAN: DREAM Wigan Pier. 01942- -o 
230-769. 8-2am. Malcolm Charles, « 
Lee Turner, Cris Platt and guests. < 
WOLVERHAMPTON: PIMP § 

Picassos. 01 902-71 1 -61 9. 9.30-2am. £4. £ 
Best Of Birmingham night with y 
Jim “Shaft” Ryan and Lee Fisher. ^ 


Saturday December 9 


BATH: GDRGEOUS Hub Club. 0225- 
425-376. 9-2am. £5. Gordon Kaye. 
BIRMINGHAM: WOBBLE Venue, 
Branston SL 0121-233-0339. 11 -7am. 
Chris & James, Phil Gifford, Si 
Long, The Lovely Helen and Matt 
Skinner. . . Mark Jarman, Des 
Doonicon and Val O’Conner are 
at FUN (Steering Wheel, Wrottesley St. 
0121-622-1332. 10-late. £8). . . Scott „ 

Bond hosts REPUBLICA (Bakers, 162 £ 
Broad St 01 21 -633-3839. 1 0-late. £6). . . a 
Jim “Shaft" Ryan resides at MISS 5 
MONEYPENNIES (Bonds, Bond St a 

01 21 -833-0397. 9.3D-late. £8.50). h L 

BLACKPOOL: FEDERATION The 
Main Entrance, Central Promenade. 
01253-292-335. £8. CJ Mackintosh, 
Rick Bonetti and Dean Bell. 
BRIGHTON: GLAMOUROUS 
Escaped 0 Marine Parade. 01273-606-906. 

1 0-2am. £6.50. Mark Moore, Marcus 
Saundersonand Paul Clarke. 
BRISTOL: SATURDAY'S Lakota, 6 
Upper York SL 01 272-426-1 93. 9.30-4am. 
£9. Judge Jules & Queen Maxine. R9 
BURNLEY: GET LIFTED Angels, 
Curzon St. 01282-35222. 9-2am. £8. With 
Paul Taylor. 

DERBY: PROGRESS Conservatory, i 
Cathedral Rd. 01332-362-266. 9-2am. z 
£9. Lisa Loud, Seb Fontaine and 3 
Pete & Russel. s 

DUBLIN: TEMPLE OESOUND ' 
Ormond Quay. 00-3531-872-1881. ^ 

10.30-late. £8. John Acquaviva 
guests alongside Mark Dixon. 
EDINBURGH: HORNY MONKEY 
Vaults, Niddry St. 0421 -452-977. 10- 
3.30am. £8. LuvDup, Stuart Duncan, 


MONTH M 


Josh Wink at the Camel Air Rave 


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Steve Livingstone, Colin Cook 
and Alan Dundas. 

GLASGOW: RENAISSANCE 

Tunnel, Mitchell St 01 782-71 7-872. 

10- 5am. £12. Jeremy Healy, Dave 
Seaman and Anthony Pappa. . . 
Harri, Dominic and Oscar 
continue to keep things swinging 
at the SUB CLUB (22 Jamaica St 

01 41 -248-4600. 1 1 -4.30am. £8). 
HASTINGS: BABEALICIOUS 
Hastings Pier. John Digweed 
welcomes The Essential MixTour 
with guests Danny Rampling, 
Sasha and Paul Oakenfold. 
HULL: EAT YOUR WORDS Room, 
82-88 George St 01 482-323-1 54. 1 0-4am. 
£7. DJ Gemini from Chicago. 
LEEDS: BACK TO BASICS Pleasure 
Rooms. Marrion St 01332-449-474.10- 
Bam. Eric Powell, Ralph Lawson, 
Huggy and James Holroyd. . . 

Phil Faversham hosts VAGUE 
(Wherehouse, Summer St 0113-246- 
1 033. 1 0-4.30am. £9/£7). . . Robert 
Hood and Luke Slater spin at 
THE ORBIT (After Dark, South Oueen St 
Morley. 01 1 32-523-542. 9-2am. £1 Of £8) 
alongside Nigel Walker and Mark 
Turner. . . Carl Bedford resides 
at MEX (Mcx, 2a Call Lane. 0113-242- 

8522. 7.30- 3am. £4f£3). 

LEICESTER: HIGH SPIRITS The 
Venue, University Rd. 01 1 6-255-6282. 
Paul Gotel, Ian Ossia, Marc 
Fuccio and Anthony Teasdale. 
LIVERPOOL: CREAM Nation, 
Wolstenholme Sq. 01 51 -709-1 693. 

9.30- 2am. £8. Andy Carroll, Paul 
Bleasedale and James Barton. . . 
Stacey Pullen visits VOODOO (Le 
Bateau, 02 Duke St 01 51 -709-6508. £5) 
with Skitch, Andy Nicholson 
and Secret Weapon. 

LONDON: RULIN’ Ministry Of Sound, 
103 Gaunt St, SE1. 0171-378-6528. 

11- 10am. £15. Justin Berkmann 
and guests. . . Laurence Nelson, 
Steve Lee, Alex P, Gordon Kaye 
and Keld Tholstrup spin at CLUB 
FOR LIFE (Gardening Club 2, 196 


Piccadilly. 01 71-497-31 53. 1 0.3D-6am. 
£12)... Miss Barbie, Graham Gold 
and Phil Mison are at BLISS (The 
Wag Club, 35 Wardour St W1 . 9589-906- 

1 43. 1 0- 6am. £12). . . Check EVENING 
STANDARDS (Plastic People, 37 Oxford 
St W1. 0956-437-774. 10.30-6am. £8) 

if you haven’t already. . . Keith 
Fielder is at SEX LOVE & MOTION 
(Soundshaft Charing Cross, WC2. 0181 - 
547-0930. 1 0.30-3.45am. £8) with Paul 
Tibbs and Russ Cox. . . Ker Plunk 
guests at JUST CANT GET ENOUGH 
(The Gardening Club, The Piazza, Covent 
Garden, WC2 0171 -479-31 53. 1 0.30-6am. 
£12) with Paul Gardener and The 
Bootboys. . . DJs Patrick Forge, 
Damien Laraz and Black Widow 
are at JAZZ GOES POP (Turnmills. 
Turnmill St EC1. 01 71 -498-6042. 10.30- 
3am. £5). . . TRADE (Turnmills, Turnmill 
St EC1 . 01 71 -250-3409. 3am-nocn. £1 0) 
continues with Alan Thompson, 
Tony DeVit, Tall Paul and Malcom 
Duffy. . . Mickey Finn, Kenny Ken, 
Darren Jay, Dr S Gachet, Randall 
and Fearless play at AWOL (SW1 
Club, 1 91 Victoria St SW1 . 01 71 -61 3- 

4770.1 0- 6am. £1 2/£1 0). . . Nicky 
Holloway and Chris Good 
present THE VELVET UNDERGROUND 
(143 Charing Cross Hd, WC2. 0171-734- 
4887. 1 0.30-4am. £1 0). . . Rocky & 
Diesel visit MALIBU STACEY 
(Hanover Grand, Hanover Square, W1. 

01 81 -964-91 32. 1 0-4.30am. £1 2) with 
Seb Fontaine and John Kelly H . . . 
K Klass, Craig Jensen, Marky P, 
Phil Mison, Johnny Rocca, Mark 
Felton and Rob Sikes spin at 
VANITY FAYRE (Raw, 112a Great Russel 
St WC1 . 01 71 -637-3375. 1 0.30-5am. 
£12)... Craig Dimech, Nancy 
Noise and Andy Morris spin in 
the main room at THE SATELLITE 
CLUB (The Colloseum, Nine Elms Lane, 
Vauxhall. 0171-582-0300. 10-6am. 

£1 2/£1 0). . . Dodge and Femi Fern 
are spinning at ROTATION 
(Subterania, Acklam Rd, W1 0. 01 81 - 
747-91 45. 1 0.30-3.30am. £8). . . 


Matt Kenny and Norris Windross 
are at PHEW (EC1 Club, 29-35 
Farringdon Rd, EC1. 01 71 -242-1 571 . £1 0). 
MAIDSTONE: BABY LOVE Wierton 
Place Country Club, Wierton Road, 
Boughton Monchelsea. 0162-275-825. 
9-2am. £7. John Kelly, Athos and 
The Boot Boys. 

MANCHESTER: THE HACIENDA 

Whitworth St 01 61 -236-5051 . 9.30-3am. 
£13. Graeme Park, Tom 
Wainwright and Bob Langley 1H.. . 
Stu Allan is at LIFE (Bowlers, 

Longh ridge Rd. 0891 -51 7-499. B-2am). . . 
Luke Neville spins at GOLDEN 
(Sankeys Soap, Beehive Mill, Jersey St 
01702-621-454. 9.30-3am. £10/£8) 
with Pete Bromley, Dean Wilson 
and a special guest. #TL 
NEWCASTLE: SHINDIG Riverside, 
Melbourne St 0468-132-142. 9-3am. 
£7/£5. Paul “Trouble" Anderson, 
Jon Pleased Wimmin, Clive 
Henry, Scott and Scooby. J* 
NOTTINGHAM: 100% PURE 
DELUXE Deluxe, 22 St James’ St 0115- 
947-4019. Sasha, Al Mackenzie, 
Timm and Laurie. 

PAISLEY: CLUB 09 Roxy’s, 40 New 
Sneddnn St 01 41 -552-5791 . 9.30-2am. 

£5. Martin and Wilba. 
SHEFFIELD: LOVE TO BE Music 
Factory, 33 London Rd. 01 1 3-242-7045. 
9-4am. £10. Call for guest details. 
STOKE: PLATINUM The Academy, 
Glass St Hanley. 01 782-21 3-830. 9-4am. 
£10f£8. Princess Julia, FatTony, 
Sanjay, NickSheldon 
and Athletico. 

SWINDON: FRISKY Brunei Rooms, 
Havelock Sq. 01793-531-304. 9-3am. 
£6/£5. Norman Jay. fiH 
WOLVERHAMPTON: UK 

MIDLANDS Foxes Lane. 0121-530-2233. 
8-2am. £8. House downstairs and 
firin' techno. 


Sunday December 10 


ABERDEEN: RESOLUTION The 

Palace. 01 1 3-244-5521 . The Up Yer 
Ronson SoundtrackTour rolls 


into town with Graeme Park, 
Brandon Block and Marshall. 

EDINBURGH: TASTE The Vaults, 
Niddry St info 01 31 -556-0079. 1 0-3am. 
£5. Fisher and Price... Horny 
Monkey's Stuart Duncan and 
Steve Livingston reside at CLASS 
SOCIETE (La Belle Angele, Hashes Close. 
0421 -452-977. 1 0-3am. £4). 
GLASGOW: LUSH Voodoo Rooms, 
Cambridge St 01 41 -332-3437. 1 0-3am. 
£5. Harri holds the fort. 

LEEDS: SUNDAY SERVICE Mex, 2a 
Call Lane. 01 1 3-242-8522. 7pm-midnight 
£4/£3. Simon Scott plays dub, 
psychedelia and global beats. 
LONDON: METALHEADZ’ BLUE 
SUNDAYS Blue Note, 1 Hoxton Square, N1 . 
0171-729-8440. 7-12am. £5. Goldie’s 
drum ‘n’ bass extravaganza. . . 
John Carter and Richard Fearless 
are at SOCIAL-ISM Smithfields, 334- 
338 Central Markets, Farringdon St EC1 . 
£4). . . Snowboy resides at HI-HAT 
(Blue Note, 1 Hoxton Square, N1.0171- 
729-8440. 1-6pm. £5). .. Princess 
Julia is at QUEER NATION (Gardening 
Club, 4 The Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2. 
0171 -497-31 53. 1 0-3.30am. £5). . . Blu 
Peter, Mrs Woods and Hugo play 
FF (Turnmills, 63b Clarkenwell St 0171- 
250-3409. 9-6am.£8/£5)... Nick 


Monday December 11 


BRIGHTON: SPQR The Zap, Old 
Ship Beach. 01 273-821 -588. 1 0-3am. 
£4.50/£3.50. Fat Tony..** 
LONDON: THAT'S HOW IT ISBar 
Rhumba, 36 Shaftesbury Av, W1. 0171- 
287-271 5. £3. Giles Peterson and 
James Lavelle. . . Jim Masters is 
CHILLIN' (Riki Tik, 23-24 Bateman St 
W1 . 01 71 -437-1 977. 8-1 am. Free). . . 

Phil Brill and DJ Alice host CLUB 
TRDPICANA (The Gardening Club, 4 The 
Piazza, WC2. 01 71 -497-31 53. 1 0.30-3am. 
£5)... Nicky Holloway and Paul 
Harris keep the drinkers happy 
at WDRLU RECESSION (The Velvet 
Underground, 143 Charing Cross Rd, 
WC2. 01 71 -436-1 659. 1 0-3am. £5). 


Tusdav December 12 


LONDON: THE PINCH Gardening 
Club, 4 The Piazza, WC2. 01 71 -497-31 53. 
10-3am.£5/£4/£3. Fabio Paras for 
five hours. . . Femi, Ben, Pete 
and Felix Parker are at BITCHES 
BREW (Venom, Bear St WC2. 0956- 
338-278. 10-3am. £5). 
SUNDERLAND: FAT TUESDAY 
Bourbon Night Club, Fawcett St 01 91 - 
510-8475. £2.50. David Holmes 
joins Stu and Yoz. 


James is at STRUTT (Cross, Goods Yd, 
N1. 0181 -964-31 72. 8-1 am. £6). . . 

MK Ultra, Xavier and The 
Kenosha Kid are at THE 
RUMPUS ROOM (The Albany, 

Great Portland St 7-12am. £3). 
MANCH ESTER: 

VERSIVO The Roadhouse. 

8-10 Newton St 0161-766- 
3926. 7-1 2am. £2. 

Rob Hall, Andy 
Maddocks and 
Mike Williamson. 

SLOUGH: FULL 
CIRCLE Greyhound, 

Colnbrook Bypass. 0181- 
898-5935. 2-6pm. £5. 

John Acquaviva 
joins Phil Perry. 


I club promoters and booking agents for DJs should fax 
full itineries for any club dates between December 13 
and January 9 to: 0171-261-7100 


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Wednesday November 8 

US A: UNDERGROUND NETWORK Sound Factory Bar, 1 2 West 21st 
St, New York. 1 (Mam. Si 2. "Little" Louie Vega. 

Thursday November 9 

U SA: FACTORIA 21 Sound Factory Bar, 12 West 21st New York. 

10- 4am. $12.The mighty Lord G mixes it up Spanish-style. . . 
DJ Jazzy Nice drops acid jazz sounds at GIANT STEP (The 
Bank, 225 East Houston St, New York. 001-21 2-505-5033. 1 1 -4am. $10). 

Friday November 10 

F RANCE : LE REX CLUB Paris, 0171 -485-5731 . Tantra. . . 

Darren Emerson guests at the NITRO CLUB (Montpelier. 
01403-267376). 

USA : IRVING PLAZA 17 Irving Place, NewYork. 8-late. $20. 
Shaggy, Tayvon and Tony Gold. . . Frankie Knuckles 
resides at the SOUND FACTORY BAR (1 2 West 21 st St, New 
York. 11 -4am. SI 2). 

Saturday No ve mber 11 

BELGIUM: FUSE Brussels. 01 403-267367. Carl Cox, 

FRANCE: THE VOOM VOQM CLUB Cannes. 0171-4B5-5731. 

DJ Tantra. 

GER M ANY: CAVE CLUB Salzburg. 01403-267-376. Daz Saund 
and Luke Slater. 

HOLLAND: SLAM Mazzo. Voorburgwal 216, Amsterdam. 828-626- 
7500. 11 -5am. Fabio Paras and DJ Cellie. 

USA: JUNIOR VASQUEZ The Tunnel, 220 12th Avenue, New York. 

1 1- 2pm Sunday. S20. Junior Vasquez on a 1 4-hour mission, 
each and every weekend. . . The Godfather of house, 
Frankie Knuckles, does his thing at TlAJILO (530 West 27th St. 
18-4am), formerly the Sound Factory. The battle begins. 

Sunday November 12 

USA: CAFFE CON LECHE Club Expo, 1 24 West 43rd St, New York. 
10-late. $15. This night has to be seen to be believed. With 
the wildest male dancers revealing all, albeit in a sock, this 
is home to Lord G's Spanish-style which is one of the most 


refreshing sounds this magazine has heard in a club all 
year. Playing the most colourful US house music, G then 
drops into a 40-minute salsa special without you even 
noticing. And, before long, he's built it back up into house 
so cleanly you almost forget the wild experimentation of 
what’s just gone before. T ruly amazing. And respect to 
Roger S for making us aware of him. He could well be the 
future. . . David Depino and Denny Krevit take you higher 
and higher at THE PLAYGROUND (Sound Factory Bar, 1 2 West 
21 st Street, New York. 8-4am. $10). 

Tuesday November 14 

USA: KMFDM WITH TRACI LORDS Limelight, 47 West 20th St at 
Sixth Avenue, New York. 001 -21 2-807-7850. $15... Spooky, Soul 
Slinger, Malik and Olive spin an array of brutal jungle at 

EGG (Cooler, 41 6 West 1 4th St, New York. 001 -21 2-229- 
0795. 10-4am. $10). 

Thursday November 1 6 

HOLLAND: MAZZO Amsterdam. 01403-267-376. Eric Powell. 

Friday Nov ember 17 

FRANCE: REX CLUB Paris. 01 403-267-376. Colin Dale 
(dropping cuts from the new Paul Johnson album on 
Peace Frog). . . Josh Wink appears at The Aquarius 
Club in Croatia. 

USA: ROSELAND 239 West 52nd St. 001-212-249-8870. $17.50. 

Goldie continues his pioneering jungle tour of America, 
tonight joined by Bjork, a fellow dancer at Speed. 

Saturday November 18 

USA: JUNIOR VASQUEZ The Tunnel, 220 1 2th Avenue, New York. 

1 1 -2pm Sunday. $20. Vasquez on the decks for another 
mammoth 1 4-hour set. . . Frankie Knuckles is atTWILO (530 
West 27th St, New York. 1 0-4am). 

Thursday November 23 

HOLLAND: ESCAPE THEATRE Amsterdam. 01403-267-367. 

Darren Emerson. 


Friday November 24 

F RANCE: THE REX CLUB, Blurt Bonne Nouvelle, Paris. 01 403- 

267376. T revor Rockliffe. 

Saturday November 25 

USA: JUNIOR VASQUEZ The Tunnel, 220 1 2th Avenue, New York. 

1 1-2pm Sunday. $20. Junior Vasquez. . . Frankie Knuckles is 
installed as resident tonight at TWILO (530 West 27th St, New 
York.10-4am). 

Tuesday November 28 

USA: AQUA BOOTY The Bank, 225 East Houston St. 001 -212-229-7777. 
1 1 -5am. $10. Greg Cuoco open for the man himself, Tony 
Humphries, at this monthly event. 

Friday December 1 

FRANCE: NITRO CLUB Montpelier. 01 403-207-376. Luke Slater. 

Saturday December 2 

GERM ANY: TIME WARP Walzmulhe, Ludwigshafen. Kevin 
Saunderson. . . T revor Rockliffe spins at THE CAVE CLUB 
(Salzburg. 01403-267-376). 

ITALY: LANDER KGB Naples. 01403-267376. Colin Dale. 
SWEDEN: THE DOCKLANDS CLUB Stockholm. 01 71 -485-5731. 

DJ Tantra. 

USA: JUNIOR VASQUEZ The Tunnel, 220 12lh Avenue, New York. 11- 
2pm Sunday. $20. Junior Vasquez. . . Knuckles is at TWILO (530 
West 27th St, New York. 10-4am). 

Thursday December 7 

HOLLAND: ESCAPE THEATRE Amsterdam, 01 403-267-376. Daz 

Saund. 

Sa turday D ece m ber 9 

BELGIUM: THE FUSE CLUB. Brussels. 01 71 -485-5731 . DJ Tantra. 
USA: JUNIOR VASQUEZ The Tunnel, 220 12th Avenue, New York. 1 1 - 

2pm Sunday. $20. Junior Vasquez. . . Knuckles is at TWILO (530 
West 27th St, New York. I0-4am. 















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NOW in its 17th year, 
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has established itself as one 
of Europe’s leading winter 
festivals. Taking place over 
four days in the beautiful 
French city of Rennes in 
Brittanny, although initially a 
rock event, it has been 
moving over to dance music 
more and more in recent 
years. This year, they’re going 
all the way and hosting a full- 
on dance party. And how! 

The T rans’ transition 
towards dance began in 1 992, 
when the festival closed with 
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Orb, 808 State and an 
extremely rare live 
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Resistance. Other acts to 
have since played the T rans 
include Orbital, Stereo MCs, 
Jamiroquai, Galliano, The Last 
Poets, Spooky, The Mad 
Professor, Original Rockers, 
Jah Shaka and Bootsy Collins. 
Last year’s event, which 
offered Massive Attack and 
Portishead, attracted in 
excess of 1 00,000 people. 

The 1 995 T rans Musicales 
takes place between 
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and Saturday, December 2. 
Each day begins at Club Ubu, 
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The night ends in a “Cool 
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Clail &The Full Nine Yards, 
Little Annie and Skip 
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Daft Punk, the French band 
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world is trying to sign right 
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Lordz Of Brooklyn are 
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Des Expos, Rennes 
Airport. With a 
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Tanaka, Neil Landstrumm 
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TLI rcurrentstate of the dance market, from compilations to cocaine, needs to be 
I M taddressed. In doing so, people will get upset. HenceJasperTheSatellite'sremarks 
concerning last month's Roger Sanchez interview (see first letter, opposite page). 

But there are many important issues regarding other aspects of this ever-growing culture. 
And one of them is the licensing of tracks. Why are so many labels spending valuable hours 
trying to license and re-release old tracks while at the same time savagely ignoring much of 
the new studio talent which is around? 

It's all very well bringing tracks to the public's attention. Who could wish for anything 
more than the whole world hearing records like De'Lacy's “Hideaway" and Josh Wink's 
"Higher State Of Consciousness"? They are influential and help to raise the profile of dance 
music. They should be heard. But when a good record which comes out on an independent 
is picked up within a week of its release, it is removed from the shelf. Punters are thus being 
teased by the Linford Christie-like DJs grabbing the first copies. Records people desperately 
want are withheld. This isn't really what the dance scene is about. If you hear it, you want 
it. It'sassimpleasthat. 

The fact that all major record labels now want to license club tracks is making matters 
worse for the punters. By the time this magazine is in your hands, Alcatraz on Deep Dish's 
Yoshi Toshi imprint will no doubt have been removed from the shelf because someone has 
licensed it. You'll all have to wait again. 

On the subject of re-releases, instead of rehashing, why can't labels nurture fresh talent 
and have greater faith in the artists they are pushing? At least Slip 'N' Slide do that. But 
certain others don't. These people should stop flashing their cheque-books around and 
stop trainspotting with the same old party DJs and start developing promising artists. 

Take the examples of "I'm Rushing" by Bump, "Let's Rock" by E-Trax and "Girls 6t Boys" by 
Hed Boys. Each of these worked once, but why can't we get the artist, rather than the track, 
to work again. 

Ben Turner 


UP until Friday, October 13,1 thought club 
birthdays were a rip-off. That was until I 
tasted Cream's third anniversary bash. It 
was the dog’s bollocks of a party and was 
worth every penny of £25. In all the times 
I've ventured to a club, I've never met so 
many friendly people just out for a good 
time. Could you please put Cream's Third 
Anniversary in a Those Who Fuckin’ 
Rocked It column? 

A particular highlight of the night was 
when Judge Jules dropped Stevie 
Wonders' “Happy Birthday To Ya” to lift 
the roof off the new courtyard (awesome 
additonbytheway). 

Cream certainly made me cream. 

PHIL ON BEHALF OF “THE FAMILY", Southport 

RESPECT to Smokin' Jo. 

Having just returned from Ibiza, I have 
to say that I've been thrown into Muzikal 
disillusionment. Everywhere, and I mean 
everywhere, was playing the same music. 
Just because you’re in Ibiza, there's no 
need to go with the flow. 

So Smokin' Jo tearing the house down at 
Cream's final fling at Ku was, without a 
doubt, the best set of my whole two weeks 
there. The only other DJ to come close 
was Alfredo at Space. Considering I spent 
over £1 ,200, 1 was really disappointed. 
DJs, start showing us some respect. 
CHEWY, Underground Solution 

CONGRATULATIONS on producing 
such an excellent magazine. The articles 
are revealing and enlightening, but best of 
all is your completely brilliant reviews 
section. Firstly, it's much more in-depth 
than the reviews sections in other hapless 
dance magazines. You leave no stone 
unturned, which is helpful to people like 
me who, until reading Muzik, couldn’t tell 
garage from Goa. Thanks to you, I have 
managed to catch many excellent records I 
may have otherwise missed. 

Reading some of the letters in Mouth Off! 
there seems to be this stupid idea that your 
magazine is a DJ arse-licking magazine. 
Although I'd say you put more emphasis on 
the DJs than the musicians, you never 
over-rate any of them, quickly putting them 
in their place if they need to be. And well 
done for stringing up Hardfloor! 

I do have a couple of things to suggest, 
though. I've noticed Muzik seems to be 
concentrating more on house than techno 


or jungle, although this balance has 
improved. Don't ignore the work of the 
likes of Luke Vibert, and the Clear and the 
Orange labels. 

And can you also please review records 
the month they come out. Not two (or even 
three months) in advance, as you did in the 
case of Thee Madkatt Courtship and Dave 
Clarke's “Red 3 (Of 3)". 

Whining aside, things can only go up 
and up for your magazine. So long as you 
don't slack off and start clubbing on your 
working daysl 
Work hard, play harder. 

HAOLEIGH WILKS, Suffolk 

I WOULD like to thank Carl Cox, Paul 
Taylor and Big Daddy for an excellent night 
at Angels' birthday party in Burnley. This 
was my last night in Britain for the next six 
months, as I'm serving with the forces in 
the Falklands. And big respect also to Ann 
Savage, who rocked it at Ark & Fantazia. 
Can I have her phone number? I'd also like 
to say how much pleasure Muzik gives me 
while I'm stuck on this fucking island! 
LINTON BREAKS, Falkland Islands 

MICHAEL Morley's review of Klubb Kidz at 
Space at Bar Rhumba (Issue 6) was a 
sham. Having been an avid fan of da Kidz 
from their early days, I was disappointed to 
hear their lightweight garage set on the 
said night. Space is probably the best 
midweek underground house club in 
London at the moment, with residents like 
Kenny Hawkes and Luke Solomon from 
Girls FM. But on the night in question, 
Klubb Kidz played for assembled journos 
and celebrity DJs, not for the crowd. That's 
why most people buggered off to the bar 
during their set. I await the return of the 
mighty Stickmen. 

Welcome to da Klubb? I think not. 

MIKE MARSDEN, West Hampstead 

FOR the last six months I have been buying 
“Mixmag"! Canyoueverforgiveme? 
Having bought Muzik for the first time 
(Issue 6), it's like a cool morning breeze 
after an all-night club session. WICKED! 
My monthly outlay of £2.20 is now being 
put to better use. 

Open-minded, objective, comprehensive 
and absolutely no hint whatsoever of being 
up your own arse! Love it! 

YEMI ‘YEMSTER’ SAWYER, Colchester 


WITH regards to the letter written about 
the ''lacklustre'' John Kelly (Issue 5), all we 
can say is, Chris, sort it out. 

John Kelly was guesting at the Hippo Club 
with Sasha and David Morales, but Kelly 
was the real hero of the night. He played a 
good main set upstairs and then moved out 
into the garden to fill in. 

Although, yes, he played classics, his 
performance was not lacklustre. And 
the Welsh crowd were certainly not 
braindead I Our advice to Chris is to get 
yourself to a club with atmosphere, where 
image means nothing and having a good 
time means everything. 

H&L, Mid-Glamorgan 

DO most English DJs and clubs think 
Northern Ireland isn't interested in dance 
music? Check out Ministry's RoadTo 
Wembley dates. There are four in Eire but 
not one in Northern Ireland. Cream are guilty 
of the same crime. Their Foundation tour will 
play only Dublin and not Belfast. 

Okay, you might tell us to get up off our lazy 
arses and go to Dublin, but this involves a 
four-hour journey and having to cross 
checkpoints on the borders. All we ask for is 
ourfairshare of what everyone else enjoys 
regularly on the mainland. If they're making 
the effort to come to Ireland, why not tour 
the whole country? 

Northern Ireland is a safe place. There has 
been a ceasefire for ayear and people are 
hungry for entertainment. Ask the DJs who 
visit Belfast's Art College, such as Luke 
Slater, JudgeJules and Paul Daley. This is 
also where David Holmes has his residency 
at Shake Ya Brain. There are other great 
clubs, too. Look at Phil Perry's comment 
about The Limelight in Muzik and the launch 
of “Reactivate 1 0" at Kelly's in Portrush. 
Come on guys, sort it out. Give Northern 
Ireland a chance. You’ll love it! 

STEPHEN POLLOCK, Belfast 

J UST a note regarding one of the tracks on 
your free New Electronics tape. 

Like many others, I was surprised to hear 
of Robin Rimbaud's attempt to sue Bjork 
for uncredited sampling of his work as 
Scanner. Obviously, this highly principled 
guy believes credit should be given where 
it's due, except perhaps when he's doing 
the sampling. I don't see a credit for the 
big chunk of River Ocean's “Love And 
Happiness” he uses in “Patino". Which 
leads me to believe that, when suing Bjork, 
he was more concerned about publicity 
than protesting at the ethics of sampling, 
licensed or otherwise. Hypocrisy is the 
word which springs to mind. 

STEVE M, Lewisham 
Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) replies: 
Firstly, the Bjork case was solved 
totally amicably. Secondly, I'd like to 
point out that I’ve never heard of the 
River Ocean track mentioned. The 
sample in question was taken from a 
copyright-cleared sample CD. 

WHEN going to aclub, you expect good 
music, an up-for-it crowd and helpful staff. 
Well, two out of three ain't bad. 

On a recent visit to Up Yer Ronson, as we 
arrived at the entrance (having queued for 
two hours), a group of people were turned 
away for not being “suitably dressed”. They 
were a bit pissed off and the bouncers 
insulted them further with cries of, “Do you 
lot shop at Oxfam?”. My friend was then 
turned away for having a denim jacket on. 
The night wasn't looking good. But once 
inside, Jeremy Healy and Brandon Block 
made it a top night. 

Why should people who want a good 
night out get it spoiled by insulting, big- 
headed doorstaff? 

ANDY HARVEY, Leeds 


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cash-free society, with 
governments having total 
control. If they don't like your 
lifestyle, they can simply 
withdraw access to your 
account. When do you think 
that's going to happen? 

SANCHEZ: It’s happening now, 
man ! T ake the other day, I was 
trying to draw some money from a machine. I tried 
twice. The first time I got some message with an 
attitude and the second time it took my card! This 
machine didn't like the way I look, the way I think, 
my rebel attitude, my. . . 

MUZIK: Did you key in the right number? 

SANCHEZ: Yeah. Two, three, zero, zero. I wanted to 
withdraw $2,300. 

MUZIK: But that’s not your personal number. 

SANCHEZ: What do you mean? 

MUZIK: You’re supposed to key in your personal 
number first, not the amount you want to withdraw. 
SANCHEZ: Personal numbers? Jesus, 1984 is just 
around the corner! ( Suddenly, there 's a knock at 
the door) Shit! It’s them! Hide! 

MUZIK: The CIA guys? 

SANCHEZ: Don't open the door! The shit’s coming down! 
MUZIK: We think it already has. We need some fresh air in 
here. (Opens the door. A tiny old lady stands outside) 
SANCHEZ: Shit, shit, shit! 

TINY OLD LADY: Mr Sanchez? I hope you're not going to 
play that nasty loud music of yours tonight. You know how it 
upsets my pussy. 




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the shit is coming down 


MUZIK: So Roger, could you explain some of your 
conspiracy theories to us? 

SANCHEZ: Sshh. Lower your voice. They’re downstairs. 
They have people in the downstairs flat, listening in. 

MUZIK (in a whisper): Er.okay. We understand you think 
AIDS was created by the American government. 
SANCHEZ: I don’t think, I know. There's exhaustive proof. 
It can't be denied. The facts are plain. 

MUZIK: How do you know? 

SANCHEZ: I heard from a friend of a friend of mine who’d 
read that a sailor in the US navy had found out about it. At 
least, I think it was the navy. So it has to be true. Anyhow.it 
isn't the first time something like this has happened. I mean, 
did you know the common cold was created by a physician 
of Queen Elizabeth I to make sure the peasants were too 
busy sneezing to rise up? 

MUZIK: Really? 

SANCHEZ: Uh-huh! And that’s not all. Did you know acne 
was developed in American laboratories under Eisenhower 
in the Fifties? They did it to reduce the self-confidence of 
teenagers and stop them thinking about insurrection. 
MUZIK: You mean, the kids couldn’t start revolting if they 
looked revolting? 

SANCHEZ: Yeah! I heard it somewhere. It must be true. 
Stop laughing. They can hear you laughing. 

MUZIK: Who exactly are “they"? 

SANCHEZ: Heavy dudes. Real heavy dudes. Fiveorsix 
big guys. I think they're probably CIA. They're listening to 
everything we say. I’m telling you, shit is rough, man. And 
it’s going to come down real soon. 

MUZ^K: We understand you also have a theory about 
the world economy. You think the world will become a 


SANCHEZ: N-n-no, Mrs James. S-s-sorry, Mrs James. 
B-b-bye, Mrs James. 

TINY OLD LADY: Hmph! 

MUZIK: CIA, eh? 

SANCHEZ: Hey, come back! You weren’t supposed to 
see that! Let me tell you about this brilliant book I’m reading. 
It's by William Morton Cooper Jr and it's called “Why The 
World Will End In 1 977". Hey, come back, man. . . 



RAVING! 


I DECIDED to become a Christian, right? 
Sixmonths ago, Iwas exactly the same 
as everybody else. Out clubbing all the 
time, desperate forashag. Iwasareal 
cokehead and I had more E’s in me than 
Peewee Heebeejeebee, that famous E- 
Streetbluesman. Then I read about the 
vicar up in Sheffield, you know the one who 
ranravesinachurch? The papers 
said he had loads of women 
gyrating under the spotlights, 
all at his beck and cad I 
I realised I ought to get in on 
this. Ithoughtitwouldbea 
chance to get a slia. . . Er, 
a sharing experience 
with Our Lord 
Jesus Christ, who 
died on the cross 
foroursins. You 
know, like lust and 
stuff. A chance to 
invite Him into my 
life and spread the 
good news, just as 
myyoungand 
enthusiastic flock 
of female followers 
would hopefully 
spread. . . Er, 
the good news 
among all their 
friends and 
acquaintances. 


Each issue, an underground hipster mounts the soapbox. 
This month, the REV KEV holds forth on raving and religion 


So I set up the First Church Of Kev Se 
The Daughters Of Devotion. It was a non- 
ecumenical sect, which meant all different 
sorts of Christians could join in. Basically, 
itwasmeandaloadofbirds. .. Sisters, I 
mean. I met most of them down the caff 
and invited them along because I knew 
they’d get a load of their mates down from 
the canning factory. I’dstarttheevening 
with a Moby track. Then, 90 minutes 
later, when it’d finished, I’d give a sermon. 

“Sisters!” I said. “All praise to God 
Almighty and to God’s beautiful creatures 
that He in His majesty did create. 
Especially, you know, the birds and the 
bees and so forth. Let us be on guard 
against the sins of lying, stealing, cheating 
and covetingassets.butmainly lust! Iam 
warning you, sisters, heed not those well- 
formed, large-trousered, handsome hunks 
intent on making advances towards you 
and tempting youintothewaysofvice! 
Behind their pectorals lies Satan himself! ” 

I’m abit of a skinny bloke myself, you see. 
Anyhow, then the rave would start in 
earnest and, being a good shepherd, I’d get 
down among my flock. I’d make sure I got 
as close to them as possible, sol could 
attend to their needs. Spiritual needs, of 
course. I was especially interested in this 
one sister. Dolores hernamewas. Sixfoot 
plus and wearing next to nothing. But 
then, who says Christians have to walk 
around in sandals and sackcloth? 


Dolores was a great mover. I’m telling 
you, as a Christian it was an incredibly 
uplifting experience tobe in her presence. 

I could actually feel it lifting up like the 
staff ofMosesinmy trousers. Spirit, 
spirit, I mean in my spirit. She was in awe 
of me and my message of Christianity, 
hope, the proper virtues and so on and so 
forth. We’ddance together afterthe rest 
of the flock had gone home, but we never 
touched or anything. Finally, I couldn’t 
stand it anymore. 

“Dolores,” I said. “We have something 
long and hard and enduring between us. 
Itmustbespirituallove. Let us bond 
together in holy matrimony ! Letusshow 
the world an example of Christian love I ” 
“Oh, Kev," she said. “I’m so flattered. But 
it’s totally impossible.” 

“Impossible?” I said. “Is it because I am a 
priest? Butaccordingtotherulesofthe 
First Church Of Kev, I am not bound by 
vows of chastity I ” 

“ButIam!”saidDolores. “Iwasso 
inspired by your preaching against lust 
and the vices of men that Ihavejustjoined 
a convent. As of yesterday, I am Sister 
Dolores. But that doesn’t change anything 
between us! Come, let us dance to the 
Moby record again ! ” 

What a waste! I shut the church down 
afterthat. And I'm tellingyou, anyone 
who thinks rave and religion mix is 
making a serious mistake in my book. . . 


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IN A case at the Old Bailey which has 
lasted a full year but been somewhat 
overshadowed by a trial of similar 
length in Los Angeles, DJ Simpson has 
been found not guilty of murdering Frankie Knuckles by remix. 

DJ Simpson, a former footballer who was once the reserve goalkeeper for Willesden FC, sighed 
with relief when the verdict was finally announced. Frankie Knuckles’ supporters, however, 
reacted with indignation. 

“This muthafucka has no right to call himself a DJ at all,” said Afrika Bambaataa. “He came 
across to the States once. Riding on a big reputation, he played a few shows in the 'hood, but 
instead of Public Enemy and Snoop, he dropped Russ Abbott, Brother Beyond and a whole load 
of shit! He didn't even mix! I caught him still taking a Shakin' Stevens record out of the damn 
sleeve as the Showaddywaddy record on the other damn turntable was fading out! He’s been 
guilty of abuse and ignorance of dance music for years." 

The trouble began when DJ Simpson was asked to remix Frankie Knuckles’ classic “Your Love". 
The prosecution claimed, “DJ Simpson used virtually none of the original and sampled large portions 
of Rick Astley's ‘Never Gonna Give You 
Up’ in its place. He murdered it! We 
have his fingerprints all over the decks. 

We also found a pair of goalkeeper's 
gloves near the scene of the crime." 



Chanting 
"Hang The DJ", 
clubbers outside the 
courtroom protested at this apparent 
travisty of justice, while fans of Radio Two 
and Capital Radio were jubilant. DJ 
Simpson himself gave a short speech from 
the steps of the Old Bailey. 

This entirely sensible verdict establishes 
me as the world’s best DJ once more," he 
says. “Now, has anyone got any requests?’ 


STOP PRESS. ..LATE NEWS. ..STOP PRESS. ..LATE NEWS 


THE GRID TO BE 
SOLD OFF! 


PUBLIC outrage and a threatened consumer 
boycott greeted yesterday’s news that The Grid, 
one of Britain's most important national utilities, 
was to be privatised. 

Documents leaked to Muzik by an inside source 
suggest that the deConservative 
Party have been planning the 
privatisation for some months. It’s 
thought the sale of The Grid, 
along with directors Richard 
Norris and Dave Ball, plus all their 
equipment, could raise up to £23. 

“It’s a disgrace," fumed 
The Grid. “After all, we 
are the people who 
started this whole 
‘Flotation’ business 
off. And if ‘Swamp 
Thing' wasn’t a 
classic case of 
giving the 
consumer what 
they want, then 
one of us is 
former 



member of a dodgy Eighties pop duo. Our 
surveys said banjos and silly cowboy outfits, so 
that's what we did. For ‘Diablo’, our market 
research said more of the same, but with some 
Spanish guitars. Now we're being punished for it. 
It's just not fair." 

The deConservative Party, however, stood by 
their decision. 

“The sale will certainly be of 
immense benefit to the public at 
large," declared a spokesperson. 
“Just think of what we can spend 
the money on. New diamante 
romper suits for Kylie, even 
bigger earrings for Heather Small 
and those Todd Terry mixes 
of Guru Josh we 
would otherwise 
never have 
been able to 
afford. This 
is a cause 
for national 
celebration, 
mate." 


SAINTS & SINNERS 


RED JERRY 

For being too flashy for his mud-flaps. 
Having finally passed his driving test, 
Jerry’s dad offered to give him a Fiat Uno, 
completely gratis. To which Jerry replied, 
“I’m not driving that. It’s not executive 
enough. I’m not a student any more.” 


For sending 300 punters to the other end 
of Piccadilly in London by printing the 
wrong address on the flyers for Sex, Lies & 
Acetate and B-Day atthe Gardening Club 2. 
But then Boswell has only been working at 
the club for five months. 


COLIN DALE 

For trying to hide the delightful news that 
he is getting married to his lovely 
girlfriend, Ursula. For never returning our 
telephone calls. And for not turning up to 
many of his gigs. This will hopefully force 
him to Keep in contact. Good luck, mate. 


For inviting John Kelly to play the biggest 
tune in his box fori FM's “Essential 
Selection” show and proceeding to drop 
the wrong side of the record. The rave-by- 
numbers track put everyone off going to 
hear Kelly play that weekend. Talk about 
goinall PeteTong... 

MIKE PARADINAS 

For redeeming himself after the sins we 
reported a couple of months ago. In spite 
of his girlfriend shouting at him at a recent 
live performance, Mr p-Ziq still found it in 
himself to dive into a raging river and save 
her from instant death. Water chap! 


For allowing punters to slip into the DJ 
booth, take the slipmat off of the third 
deck and chop out their Charlie on it. 
And this when one of the world’s finest 
three-deck DJs, Carl Cox, was doing his 
triple-whammy thang. 

RAD RICE 

For being arrested by French Customs 
on Checkpoint Charlie’s tour bus to 
Paris. Having sunk four pints by noon, 
the geezer’s behaviour was nothing 
short of exemplary. And guess who was 
manning the decks during the police 
raid at Club UK in London? 


For deeply upsetting the London club 
promoters who have stuck by them 
throughout the year, by fucking off up 
north at the whiff of thousands of pounds 
to take part in New Yearfestivities. You 
know who you are. 

“MAD” FRANKIE FRASER 

Forourown well-being. The infamous 
Sixties gangster and all-round hard-nut is 
set to return to the big time by supplying 
thevocalsonthenewMekonsingle. We 
would just like to take this opportunity to 
say how much we admire you, Frankie. 
You, your family, your friends and anyone 
who’s ever known you. Honest, guv. 

JEREMY HEALV 

For attempting to prove he has a heart 
of gold by hiring a Lear Jet to fly from 
Blackpool to London in time for a slot at 
Club For Life. He shouldn’t have accepted 
, the booking if hewasn’tlikelyto makeit, 
but we’ll let it pass this time. 






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154 MU2IK 


MUZIK. Fashion. Good taste. The common man. 
Animal, mineral and vegetable. Yeah, we know 
this pasty-faced little ginga isn't really a DJ in any 
sense of the word. But as we approach the festive 
season, we had to do something forthe sake of 
all music lovers before the “peace on earth 
and goodwill to all mankind " deadline came 
into force and messed up our plans. 

And if hanging Mick Hucknall means 
! bending the rules, so be it. We're not 
about to argue with our hopelessly 
insane hangman. And Hucknall has 
been asking for it for years. His ultra- 
sterile pop jibbering has made a 
mockery of the word "soul". He has 
hair like an accident in aspaghetti 
factory and a ruby for a tooth. And 
above all else, he has the audacity 
to get Rollo & Sister Bliss to remix 
“Fairground", watch it rightly storm 
to pole position in the dance charts 
then ignore it in favour of his own 
piss-poor version. Complete with 
lame sampling of The Goodmen's 
drums. What's next Mick? The 
“Funky Drummer" break? A cover 
of“LaBamba"? Orwould an 
original thought be too much to 
ask for? Well, here's one for 
you, Mick. Make your way to the 
gallows, where we'll gladly make 
you see “Stars" as we hang you in 
the name of Muzik. Don't mess! 


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